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Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

Last modified: 2005-04-09 by jarig bakker
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Eindhoven municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 14 October 1927.

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Eindhoven municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 206.111; area: 88,04 km². Settlements: Eindhoven (seat), Centrum, Gestel, Stratum, Strijp, Tongelre, Woensel-Noord, Woensel-Zuid
On 14 October 1927 the municipal council of Eindhoven adopted two flags, one without, and one with the CoA in the canton. The general pattern was inspired by the merger of 6 municipalities to "Groot-Eindhoven". The two stripes towards the hoist point at Eindhoven itself; the 5 horizontal stripes at Woensel, Tongelre, Stratum, Gestel, and Strijp.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62}
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003

Eindhoven CoA

Eindhoven CoAInternational Civic Arms :

Granted 17 Oct 1923

Municipal standard

Eindhoven historical Shipmate Flagchart :

adopted 14 October 1927, reconfirmed 4 Oct 1994

Gestel en Blaarthem CoA

See International Civic Arms :

Stratum CoA

See International Civic Arms :

Strijp CoA

See International Civic Arms :

Tongelre CoA

See International Civic Arms :

Woensel CoA

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Acht village

[Acht villageflag] Shipmate Flagchart :

Acht (Dutch for: eight, 8) is a village in the municipality of Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant province. It is a NW suburb of Eindhoven. Its flag can be found on this website.
The village existed already in 1303, and is possibly older (hence ACHT 700 PLUS)
The choice of colors:
red and white: for Eindhoven and Noord-Brabant.
red, white and blue: for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Acht consists of two parts: Op Agt and Nij Agt. The name Acht originated probably from Latin Aqua = water, later it became "Agua", "Aagt".
Especially Nij Agt was marshy terrain, where several brick-factories thrived.
Color of water = blue.
Color of gras and agriculture: green.
And the + sign refers of course to the nose of Dutch former prime minister Mr. Dries van Agt.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Mar 2005

Op Agt and Nij Agt. Those are pieces of eight!
Lewis A. Nowitz, 21 Mar 2005

I suppose the town square is Vier en Zestig (64)?
Albert S. Kirsch, 21 Mar 2005