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Geldrop-Mierlo (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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[Geldrop-Mierlo flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Apr 2005
Adopted 24 Mar 2005

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Geldrop-Mierlo municipality

Geldrop-Mierlo was formed 1 Jan 2005 by the merger of the former municipalities of Geldrop and Mierlo. Geldrop consisted of the former municipalities Geldrop and Zesgehuchten, which merged in 1921.
Settlements: Bekelaar, Braakhuizen, Brandevoort, Het Broek, Ganzenwinkel, Geldrop (seat), Genoenhuis, Geijzenrooi, Hoog Geldrop, Goor (Groot), Goor (Klein), Hout, Hulst, Loeswijk, Luchen, Mierlo (seat), Mierlo-Hout, Overakker, Papenvoort, Putten, Riel, Schutsboom, Stepekolk, Tivoli, 't Zand.
Area: 31,90 km2; population: 38.001 (2008)
The municipality Geldrop-Mierlo, Noord-Brabant province, presented two proposals for a new municipal flag, designed by the High Council of Nobility, which were discussed in a committee on 10 Mar 2005. The municipal council resolved upon it on 24 Mar 2005.
The municipal arms had to be approved by H.M. the Queen, but the municipal flag needs only the approval of the municipal council.
Two stripes alternating blue and yellow, with on blue at the hoist a yellow waterlilyleaf ("meerblad"), and on yellow at the hoist a red mill-iron.
The new municipal flag is derived from the municipal arms, and is recognisable from a great distance. It is simple and constructed in such a way that the yellow waterlilyleaf and the red mill-iron are seen first after the unfolding of the flag. In short: the new municipal flag fulfills all criteria put by the High Council of Nobility.
Source: The municipal site.
Stefan Lambrechts, 9 Apr 2005

The design is after designs made by me. The municipal council preferred its own version (yellow waterlilyleaf on blue), instead of mine (yellow waterlilyleaf om red). It insisted on the blue color as representing the former municipality of Geldrop - and as a color of the Dutch flag. Pity.
Willem van Ham, 9 Apr 2005

Geldrop-Mierlo Coat of Arms

[Geldrop-Mierlo Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Apr 2005
granted 21 Dec 2004

On 11 Nov 2004 the municipal council met to discuss i.a. the new municipal arms. Proposed is a quartered shield of yellow leaves on blue and red mill-irons on yellow. It is surmounted by a crown of three leaves and two pearls. After that the municipal council asked the Cabinet of H.M. the Queen for official approval.
It was granted 21 Dec 2004.
Source: The municipal site.
Stefan Lambrechts, 9 Apr 2005