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Breda (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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

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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 CoA

Breda CoAInternational Civic Arms : (click on image for a better view)

Granted 16 Jul 1817

Nieuw Ginneken [former municipality]

Nieuwe-Ginneken former Shipmate Flagchart :

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 :

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 :

Adopted 11 Oct 1963.

Princenhage [Village]

Princenhage village Shipmate Flagchart :

Adoption date unknown.

Teteringen [former municipality]

former municipality of Teteringen Shipmate Flagchart :

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