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Heythuysen (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Heythuysen municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adopted 25 Feb 1992

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Heythuysen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 12.126; area: 58,40 km². Settlements: Heythuysen (seat), Baexem, Grathem, Kelpen-Oler.
On 1 Jan 1991 the former municipalities of Baexem, Grathem and Heythuysen merged to form the new municipality of Heythuysen.
The flag, adopted 25 Feb 1992 symbolizes all three former municipalities. The abbott's staff is the symbol of the Princess of Thorn, the Abbess of a monastery, to which Baexem and Grathem belonged. The hunting-horn is the symbol of the County of Horn, to which Heythuysen belonged.

Heythuysen old flag

[Heythuysen old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005
adopted 8 Nov 1976

Heythuysen is a former municipality in Limburg province, northwest of Roermond on the other bank of the Maas. In 1991 it merged into the new municipality with the same name.
Flag: blue, with in top hoist a yellow square canton charged with three red horns, placed 2,1; in a fly-diagonal line three yellow roses on blue. Adopted 8 Nov 1976 by municipal resolution.
The horns are from the county of Horn, to which Heythuysen belonged until the end of the 17th century.

Nickname: "Wind" - In Heythuysen (aka "Petit Paris") people thought highly of themselves - but it was much ado about wind, really!

Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
"Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland", by Dirk van der Heide, 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005


Heythuysen CoA

[Heythuysen CoA] image from the Heythuysen municipal site.

Granted 14 Jul 1992.


Baexem former municipality

[Baexem old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005
adopted 28 Aug 1986

Baexem is a former municipality in Limburg province, northwest of Roermond city on the opposite bank of the Maas. Since 1991 it is included in the new municipality of Heythuysen.
Flag: five wavy stripes proportioned 2:1:2:1:2 of green and white. Adopted 28 Aug 1986 by municipal resolution.

This is an adaptation of the arms, where wavy fesses argent on a field vert dominate. One wave may account for the brook Goorbeek, perhaps the other represents the Mexican wave when the RKFC Baexem United doesn't score a goal (it's a very wavy sporting event  :-)  - especially because the other teams have saints with more luck that St. John the Baptist.

Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005


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