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Vianen (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Vianen municipality image from Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 31 Mar 1988; design: Hans van Heijningen. Other Vianen pages: See also:

Vianen municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 19.743; area: 42,17 km². Settlements: Vianen (seat), Everdingen, Hagestein, Zijderveld.
On 1 Jan 1986 Vianen, Everdingen and Hagestein merged to form the new municipality of Vianen. Vianen is opposite and virtually part of the municipality of Nieuwegein in Utrecht province, along the Lek river.
Description of the flag: three horizontal stripes, proportioned 1:4:1 - yellow - white - red; the white stripe charged with three columns, placed 2 and one against the hoist, high 1/5 flagheight; the two top columns placed at 1/10 and 3/10 of flaglength, the bottom one at 1/5 of flaglength. The overall proportions of the flag are the same as the Dutch national flag: 2:3.
Source: the Vianen municipal website.

On 1 Jan 2002 the municipality of Vianen moved from the province of Zuid-Holland to Utrecht province.
Hans Kluit, 20 Feb 2007

Vianen old flag

Vianen municipality image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003
Adopted 27 Jan 1977

The flag of Vianen was: white with at the hoist three black heraldic columns, placed two and one at 1/3 flaglength. Adopted 27 Jan 1977.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003

Vianen Coat of Arms

Vianen Coat of Arms image from the Vianen municipal website.

Granted 26 Feb 1987; slightly modified 1997.

Vianen City Museum

[Vianen City Museum] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003

In Vianen one sees at the end of the Voorstraat an interesting flag wappering from the City Museum's gable. it's a flag: quartered : 1 and 3 three horizontal stripes of yellow and red; 2 and 4 three black columns on white, placed 2 and 1; at the intersection a white escutcheon charged with a black man's image.
The flag was designed c. 6 years ago by Mr. Otto ter Steege. The tricolores are derived from the provincial flag; the other quarters contain the arms of Vianen, while the escutcheon shows the emblem of the "Stedelijk Museum", symbol of harmony and balance: it is a detail from a woodcut from the 16th century."
From: "Vlaggen", no. 85, 1994 (magazine edited by Anton Jansen).
Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003