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Breda (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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[Pennant of Breda]
[Municipal flag of Breda] image by Mark Sensen, 3 May 1997
adopted 11 June 1952

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Breda municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 164.456; area: 129,15 km². Settlements: Breda (seat), Bavel, De Rit, Effen, Eikberg, Haagse Beemden, Hoeveneind, Kerkeind, Lies, Prinsenbeek, Roosberg, Strikberg, Strikberg, Teteringen, Ulvenhout
This flag was adopted by the city council on 11 June 1952, and is red with 3 crosses of St. Andrew, placed 2:1. In the same decree of the city council a "oranje-blanje-bleu" wimpel (orange-white-blue pennant) is mentioned which on special occasions is flown above the city flag.
Sources: [sie62] Sierksma 1962 and [ham86] Van Ham 1986.
Mark Sensen, 3 May 1997

The present day Breda is a merger of the former municipalities of Breda, Nieuw Ginneken (Bavel and Ulvenhout), Prinsenbeek, Rijsbergen (Hazeldonk) and Teteringen (1 Jan 1997). The rest of Nieuw Ginneken (Galder and Strijbeek) went to Alphen en Chaam.

Breda Coat of Arms

Breda Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : (click on image for a better view)

Granted 16 July 1817


[Effen flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 December 2023


The Effen flag was introduced by the village of Effen in 2022. It was designed by Effen resident Bart Lauwen, with the participation of the other villagers. The flag is gyronny in white, orange and green. The center of the flag contains a blue coat of arms with a red vertical stripe. The red stripe includes three Breda Andreas crosses and the 'Zeldenrust' at the bottom of the disappeared mill.

The colors all have their own meaning:
The green is from the meadows, nature and the flag of Princenhage to which Effen belonged for a long time;
The orange is reminiscent of the roof tiles of the church and the rusty ditch of the Turfvaart near Effen;
The blue line from left to right diagonally symbolizes the water of the Aa or Weerrijs that flows past Effen;
The center of the flag consists of the coat of arms with the mill after which Effen is named with a red banner with the crosses of Breda;
The motif of the colored surfaces is reminiscent of the blades of the former Effen mill.
The white areas symbolize the four regions of Effen, namely Overa, the Rith, 't Hout and Effen.

Valentin Poposki, 12 December 2023


[Geeren-Noord flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 2 January 2007
adopted 29 April 2006

Geeren-Noord is a city-ward of Breda (Noord-Brabant); it is a new ward with 164 houses in the North of the city, west of former municipality Teteringen.
A flag was adopted 29 Apr 2006, designed by Liridona Selimi, winner of a (school)design contest: per white flydiagonal red over blue; on red "GEEREN", on blue "NOORD", all white.
Source: village weblog.
Stefan Lambrechts,, 2 January 2007

Ginneken en Bavel (former municipality)/h2> former municipality of Nieuw Ginneken Shipmate Flagchart :

Adoption date unknown. The municipality of Ginneken en Bavel was in 1942 divided between three municipalities: Breda, Nieuw Ginneken, and Teteringen. It consisted of Ginneken (seat), Heusdenhout, Bavel, IJpelaar, Uvenhout and several small hamlets.

Nieuw Ginneken [former municipality]

Nieuwe-Ginneken former Shipmate Flagchart :

AAdopted 19 October 1949; the five stripes symbolize the five villages of the former municipality: Bavel, Galder, Heusdenhout, Strijbeek en Ulvenhout. The municipal seat was in Breda.

Prinsenbeek [former municipality]/h2> former municipality of Prinsenbeek Shipmate Flagchart :

AAdopted 11 October 1963.

Princenhage [Village]/h2> Princenhage village Shipmate Flagchart :

Adoption date unknown.

Teteringen [former municipality]

former municipality of Teteringen Shipmate Flagchart :

AAdopted 26 September 1978; adopted as village flag 26 September 1996.