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Luyksgestel (The Netherlands)

Bergeijk municipality, Noord-Brabant province

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former municipality of Luykgestel Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 5 Nov 1987

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Luyksgestel former municipality

Luyksgestel is a former municipality in Noord-Brabant province, since 1997 part of Bergeyk.
Flag: 7 stripes of yellow and red; in bottom fly three green contoured trees on green base, of three stripes height; in top hoist a black square charged with a yellow lion rampant armed red, adopted 5 Nov 1987.

This is an old settlement, dating probably from before Roman times. In the Middle Ages it belonged to the Prince/Bishop of Luik/Liège until 1794. When Noord-Brabant and Limburg were "Generaliteitslanden" (ruled directly by the States General, which appointed a governor, from 1648-19th century) Luyksgestel was an enclave, where Catholics were allowed to practice their religion openly.

Source: DerkWillem Visser: Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Prisma toeristengids Zeeland-Brabant-Limburg, by P.G. Bins, 1965.
Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2005

Luyksgestel parading flag (1935)

[Luykgestel parading flag] by Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2005

Old unofficial flag: chequy of red and white; in top hoist a square charged with the municipal arms.
This was probably used as a parading flag during the celebrations of the 750 birthday of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1935.
Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2005

Luyksgestel Coat of Arms

[Luykgestel Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2005
Granted 3 Jul 1920

Arms: argent three trees vert on base of natural colors; the shield surmounted by a crown or of three leaves and two pearls.
The coar of arms is canting: "gestel" from "gestelo": a forest on sandy soil.
Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2005