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Sint-Oedenrode [North Brabant, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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adopted 5 Mar 1981

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Sint Oedenrode municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 17.100; area: 64,25 km²; settlements: Sint-Oedenrode (seat), Boskant, Nijnsel, Olland.
The flag was adopted 5 Mar 1981 by municipal resolution. Description: blue with a white St. Andrew's cross, and in the hoist-trangle the yellow castle from the municipal arms.
According to tradition Princess Oda of Scotland (c. 700 A.D.) was born blind; she was travelling to the grave of St. Lambert in Luik (Liège), Belgium, where she was cured of her blindness. She swore to remain unmarried, against her father's will, and travelled all over Europe, until she found a quiet place in the neighbourhood of St. Oedenrode, which she and her companions started to develop. The village was named after her - and the municipal flag reminds of her Scottish descent.

Sint Oedenrode Coat of Arms

St. Oedenrode Coat of Arms from the St. Oedenrode municipal website.

Granted 16 Jul 1817. In the hamlet of Kessel Saint Oda built a castle on the Sint-Odenberg, where she died in 762.