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Breda (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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[Pennant of Breda]
[Municipal flag of Breda] image by Mark Sensen, 3 May 1997
adopted 11 June 1952

See also:

Breda municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 164.456; area: 129,15 km². Settlements: Breda (seat), Bavel, De Rit, Effen, Eikberg, Haagse Beemden, Hoeveneind, Kerkeind, Lies, Prinsenbeek, Roosberg, Strikberg, Strikberg, Teteringen, Ulvenhout
This flag was adopted by the city council on 11 June 1952, and is red with 3 crosses of St. Andrew, placed 2:1. In the same decree of the city council a "oranje-blanje-bleu" wimpel (orange-white-blue pennant) is mentioned which on special occasions is flown above the city flag.
Sources: [sie62] Sierksma 1962 and [ham86] Van Ham 1986.
Mark Sensen, 3 May 1997

The present day Breda is a merger of the former municipalities of Breda, Nieuw Ginneken (Bavel and Ulvenhout), Prinsenbeek, Rijsbergen (Hazeldonk) and Teteringen (1 Jan 1997). The rest of Nieuw Ginneken (Galder and Strijbeek) went to Alphen en Chaam.


Breda Coat of Arms

Breda Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Breda (click on image for a better view)

Granted 16 Jul 1817


Nieuw Ginneken [former municipality]

Nieuwe-Ginneken former Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 19 Oct 1949; the five stripes symbolize the five villages of the former municipality: Bavel, Galder, Heusdenhout, Strijbeek en Ulvenhout. The municipal seat was in Breda.


Ginneken en Bavel former municipality

former municipality of Nieuw Ginneken Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adoption date unknown. The municipality of Ginneken en Bavel was in 1942 divided between three municipalities: Breda, Nieuw Ginneken, and Teteringen. It consisted of Ginneken (seat), Heusdenhout, Bavel, IJpelaar, Uvenhout and several small hamlets.


Prinsenbeek [former municipality]

former municipality of Prinsenbeek Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 11 Oct 1963.


Princenhage [Village]

Princenhage village Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adoption date unknown.


Teteringen [former municipality]

former municipality of Teteringen Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 26 Sep 1978; adopted as village flag 26 Sep 1996.


Geeren-Noord

[Geeren-Noord flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 2 Jan 2007
adopted 29 Apr 2006

Geeren-Noord is a city-ward of Breda (Noord-Brabant); it is a new ward with 164 houses in the North of the city, west of former municipality Teteringen.
A flag was adopted 29 Apr 2006, designed by Liridona Selimi, winner of a (school)design contest: per white flydiagonal red over blue; on red "GEEREN", on blue "NOORD", all white.
Source: village weblog.
Stefan Lambrechts, 2 Jan 2007