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adopted 29 Oct 1981
Heumen is a municipality in Gelderland province, formed in 1980 by the
merger of the former municipalities of Heumen and Overasselt; seat: Malden
(made famous by Monty Python).
The old municipal flag was: chequy of five rows of six blocks of yellow and blue, with a hoist chequy of 2x5 half-blocks of black and white.
The colors were derived from the old municipal arms, whereby the ermines in the canton were transformed to half-blocks.
Adopted 13 Mar 1963 by municipal resolution.
Source: Vexilla Nostra no. 95 (1978).
Jarig Bakker, 23 Nov 2003
Granted 20 May 1985.
Flagdescription: two equally wide vertical stripes of blue, charged
with a semée of yellow fleurs-de-lis and over the center a yellow
crosier, and of yellow, with three black leopeards, placed on top of each
This flag was dopted 25 Jun 1954 by municipal resolution. It is derived from the municipal arms.
Source: Kl. Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962.
Overasselt was a separate municipality until it merged with Heumen in 1980 to form the new municipality of Heumen. It is on the Maas river, west of Heumen, with (1968) 3.000 inhabitants in the settlements Overasselt (seat), Worsem, Nederasselt, Keent, Balgooi, Valenberg, Heide. It is in the "Rijk van Nijmegen", the region in Gelderland between the Maas and Waal rivers, west and south of the city of Nijmegen. On New Year's Eve 1925 that whole area was flooded, with in Overasselt a breach in the dike of 125 meters.