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Eijsden (The Netherlands)
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adopted 8 May 1984
Eijsden municipalityNumber of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 12.007; area: 21,90 km². Settlements: Eijsden (seat), Gronsveld, Mariadorp, Mesch, Oost-Maarland, Rijckholt, Withuis.
Eijsden is in south Limburg, between Maastricht and Belgium (not to be confused with Eisden in Belgian Limburg). It is virtually part of Maastricht; Eijsden, Oost and Breust formed a lordship, belonging to the County of Valkenburg, which became part of the Northern Netherlands in 1644.
The flag has the Burgundy cross from the time when the Country of Valkenburg (Land van Valkenburg) belonged to Burgundy. The cross nearly obliterates some red balls, which have come from the CoA of Gronsveld, which became part of Eijsden in 1943. (see: <http://www.bng.nl/ngw/e/eysden.htm>).
Jarig Bakker, 26 November 1999
Eijsden old flag by Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005
adopted 16 Nov 1966
Eijsden is a former municipality in Limburg province on the Belgian border on the road Maastricht - Luik; in 1981 Eijsden merged with Gronsveld to form the new municipality of Eijsden.
Flag: five stripes of yellow, red, white, red and yellow, proportioned 1:1:6:1:1, with on white a red raguly saltire (Burgundian cross) towards the hoist.
Adopted by municipal resolution 16 Nov 1966.
The Burgundian cross may be derived from the last owners of the Lordship, the De Geloes family.
Source: DerkWillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005
Eijsden CoA image from the Eijsden municipal website.
Granted 16 Jul 1983