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Everdingen (The Netherlands)

Vianen municipality, Zuid-Holland province

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former Everdingen Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 29 Sep 1969; design: H. van Heijningen
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Everdingen [former municipality]

On 1 Jan 1986 Vianen, Everdingen and Hagestein merged to form the new municipality of Vianen. Everdingen had a population of 1.400, in the NE corner of the "Vijfheerenlanden", SE of Vianen. Settlements: Everdingen (seat), Tienhoven and Zijderveld.
Flagdescription: seven diagonal stripes of black and yellow, with a blue hoist of 3/8 flagheight and in the canton a yellow crownof five leaves. Adopted 29 Sep 1969 by municipal resolution. Design: Hans van Heijningen.

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

Everdingen Coat of Arms

[Everdingen Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003
Granted 20 Jul 1816.

Zijderveld village

[Zijderveld villageflag] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003
adopted 1993

"Zijderveld is a village southeast of Vianen, at the border with Gelderland province, in the former municipality of Everdingen - its largest village. Mr. ter Steege, of the bureau of architects of the same name, designed a flag and Coat of Arms for this village, at the end of last year (=1993). The Coat of Arms consists of a golden cross; the first quarter shows on a green field a church with spire of silver; the second quarter has three silver cloverleaves placed 2,1 on a blue field. The third quarter has three silver waves, placed below each other on blue; the fourth quarter has three silver cloverleaves placed 2,1 on green.
The flag has the same pattern with a Scandinavian cross.
Symbolism: the cross signifies that the village is at cross-roads, North-South Utrecht-Den Bosch; and the "Diefdijk" (dike of thieves) which is part of the "Hollandse Waterlinie". These roads are represented in gold/yellow.
The church has been drawn in silhouette to show it as a reconnaiscance point.
The waves represent the threatening waves against the "Waterlinie".
The cloverleaves are for fertility - on blue for water, on green for agriculture, mainly the tree-gardens.
The contrast of green and blue signifies the contrast of peace and war.
In WWII this village was inundated and this is still fresh in the memories of the old villagers, while youngsters are still worried about the high levels the big rivers are now reaching (and the village is quite close to Wilnis, a village inundated by low water)."
From: "Vlaggen", no. 85, 1994 (magazine edited by Anton Jansen).
Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003

Zijderveld Coat of Arms

[Zijderveld Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2003
granted 1993