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adopted 8 Sep 1969
According to the official site at the Helden
The flag was adopted by approval of the municipal council on 8 September 1969. The flag shows a division of 6 equal stripes over the width of the flag, alternatively yellow and blue on the hoist end, and blue and yellow on the fly, in such way that 6 large and 6 small stripes are created. These larger stripes stand for the 6 main villages and the smaller stripes for the 6 communes, that together formed the original municipality of Helden. Because of the alternating colours in the flag a vertical line is created, this line represents the language (or dialect) border that crosses our municipality. North of the line Weert-Venlo a Brabants-Gelders dialect is spoken, and south of this line the real Limburgs dialect is spoken.
The 6 villages are: Beringe, Egchel, Grashoek, Helden, Koningslust and Panningen. The 6 communes are Zelen, Onder, Dreese, Everlo, Hub and Loo. (according to their friendly response on my e-mail)
Franc van Diest, 3 Nov 2000
Granted 28 Sep 1867; the saint is St. Lambertus, patron saint of the municipality.