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Reeuwijk (The Netherlands)
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adopted 7 Feb 1958
Reeuwijk municipalityNumber of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 12.904; area: 50,10 km². Settlements: Reeuwijk (seat), Driebruggen, Hogebrug, Reeuwijk-Brug, Reeuwijk-Dorp, Sluipwijk, Tempel, Waarder.
On 1 Jan 1989 the settlements of Driebruggen and Waatder (from the former municipality of Driebruggen) were added to the municipality of Reeuwijk. As a result the municipal arms were changed, but the flag stayed the same.
Flagdescription: four equally wide horizontal stripes of white, red, yellow, and blue.
This flag was adopted 7 Feb 1958. The colors are derived from the former municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Reeuwijk CoA image from the Reeuwijk municipal site.
Granted 7 Dec 1989. The head on the white part belongs to a deer (Dutch: ree), making it canting. The (male) ducks on the blue part are "woerden", from the municipal arms of the former municipality of Waarder (abolished 1964).