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Cranendonck (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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Cranendonck municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 18 Nov 1997

See also:

Cranendonck municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 20.318; area: 78,14 km². Settlements: Budel (seat), Budel-Dorplein, Budel-Schoot, Gastel, Kernen, Maarheeze, Soerendonk.
Cranendonck is a merger (1 Jan 1997) of the former municipalities of Budel and Maarheeze, situated in the southeast of the North Brabant province (about 35 km south - southeast of Eindhoven), to the east is the municipality of Weert in the Limburg province, and to the west is the Belgium municipality of Hamont - Achel.

Cranendonck Coat of Arms

Cranendonck Coat of Arms image from the Cranendonck municipal website.

Granted 23 February 1998

Budel [former municipality]

former municipality of Budel Shipmate Flagchart :

This flag was approved by the municipal council on 21 October 1965.

Budel Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms :


Budel-Dorplein image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2023


The flag of the village of Budel-Dorplein is not known since when it has been in use. The color scheme of the flag, red and white, is based on the flag of the municipality of Cranendonck and the province of North Brabant. The Budel-Dorplein flag is white in color and shows various images. For example, a kind of red spot can be seen in the middle of the flag. This figure shows the contours of the nature reserve called the Ringsels. The village grew up around this nature reserve. At the bottom right you can see a red block with the letters 'Zn' on it. These represent the metal type zinc. There is a zinc factory in the village which was co-founded by Emile and Lucien Dor. The name 'Dorplein' is derived from this surname. The village name is in red at the top of the flag. The letters 'Dor' are depicted differently in white to further accentuate this. Furthermore, there are three images of buildings on the flag. The chimney at the top left represents the zinc factory, which brings work and prosperity to the village. The building on the bottom left shows the canteen which provided a bond among the villagers. The local church can be seen at the top right as a symbol of faith in God and the future. All three of these buildings are very characteristic of the village image.

Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2023

Maarheeze [former municipality]

former municipality of Maarheeze Shipmate Flagchart :

This flag was approved by the municipal council on 16 August 1973.
The former municipality of Maarheeze was a merger of 4 towns, Maarheeze, Gastel, Soerendonk and Sterksel (all except Sterksel are part of the new Cranendonck municipality - Sterksel went to the municipality of Heeze-Leende).

Maarheeze Coat of Arms

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Soerendonk image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2023


The flag of the village of Soerendonk, better known as Zurrik, was been designed in its current form in 2011 at the initiative of the village council. The flag serves to promote solidarity and unity within the village. A blue vertical stripe can be seen on the mast side. This shows the silhouette of a crane. To the right of this is the checkered pattern of the provincial flag of North Brabant. This is also called Brabant fur and is a well-known motif in woven textiles in the province. Below the village name is depicted in elegant letters.

Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2023