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Schijndel (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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Schijndel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 18 Jul 1991

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Schijndel municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 23.388; area: 41,56 km²; Settlements: Schijndel (seat), Wijbosch.
From 8 Apr 1960 till 18 Jul 1991 the municipal flag consisted of three equally wide horizontal stripes green - yellow - black. The three colors were from the municipal arms. Green for the oak, over 600 years the symbol of law in Schijndel. Yellow and black were derived from the arms of the family Van der Leck (three crescents on a golden field). This family owned the "Lordship of Schijndel" in the period 1398-1454.
The Noord-Brabantse commissie voor Wapen- en Vlaggenkunde objected to this flag: it said nothing and it was advisable to emphasize the symbols of the Coat of Arms. Yellow for the patron saint Servatius, green for the oak tree, white for the municipality's most characteristic field in the Coat of Arms. A black lying crescent on the yellow was to accentuate all this.
The High Council of Nobility deviated a bit from that report and advised the following flag: three equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow - green - white, with in the canton a black crescent with a height of 1/4 flagheight.
Source: the Schijndel municipal website.

Schijndel Coat of Arms

Schijndel Coat of Arms International Civic Arms :

Granted 14 Apr 1958

Historical flag

former Schijndel Shipmate Flagchart :

adopted 8 Apr 1960.