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Veenendaal (The Netherlands)

Utrecht province

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Veenendaal municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 8 May 1980; design: Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek.

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Veenendaal municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 60.673; area: 19,81 km²; Settlements: Veenendaal (seat).
Flag: five stripes black - yellow - blue - yellow - black, proportioned 3:5:4:5:3, of which the second and fifth stripe are widened swallowtailed embattled.
Adopted 8 May 1980; design: Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek.
The colors yelloow and blue are derived from the municipal arms. with of black, a functional addition.
The pattern is a symbolic representation of the geography and history of the municipality. In center is the blue stripe, the Bisschop Davidsgrift (canal), surrounded by two yellow stripes (the former double unity of Stichts (= Utrecht) and Gelders Veenendaal), symbolizing welfare. All enclosed by the black profiles of the former fields of peat-diggers, which used to be the main means of income of the population, before cigars made their entrance.
Source: Veenendaal municipality.
Stefan Lambregts, 23 Nov 2009

Veenendaal old flag

[Veenendaal old flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003

Description: two equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow and blue.
This flag was not official, but was used as such. The colors are derived from the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003

Veenendaal Coat of Arms

[Veenendaal Coat of Arms] image from the Veenendaal municipal website.
Granted 11 Sep 1816.

The ship was originally a one-mast peat-ship. (eenmastturfschip). The cause for later elaborations is not known.