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Leudal (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Leudal municipality image by Stefan Lambregts, 30 Sep 2009
adopted 29 Jan 2009

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Leudal municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2009): 37.000; area: 165,86 km². Settlements: Baexem, Buggenum, Ell, Grathem, Haelen, Haler, Heibloem, Heythuysen, Horn, Hunsel, Ittervoort, Kelpen-Oler, Neer, Neeritter, Nunhem, Roggel.
Leudal is a new municipality in Limburg province, the Netherlands, formed 1 January 2007 out of the former municipalities of Haelen, Heythuysen, Hunsel and Roggel en Neer. It is in Middle Limburg, between the regional centers of Weert and Roermond. Its name is derived from the Leudal Nature Reserve.

Stefan Lambrechts spotted its new flag and Coat of Arms here:
"On Thursday 29 January 2009 Mr. Verhoeven, Mayor of Leudal, inaugurated the new Coat of Arms, together with Mr. Vroomen, chairperson of the Committee Heraldry of the Limburg History Society. Alongside the arms a fitting flag was designed, as well as a mayor's chain.
Description of the arms: Or three horns gules; in chief azure a lying abess's crozier or provided with a veil argent, curved downwards; the shield surmounted with a crown or of five leaves.
Explanation: the horns symbolize the old county of Horn(e), while the crozier represents the old Princess/Abbess of Thorn.
Flag: In yellow three red horns; at 1/8 of flaglength a blue stripe of 2/8 flagheight.
[In fact a logoflag has been in use, see ( http://www.ronduitopen.nl/nl/nieuws )]
Jarig Bakker, 30 Sep 2009


Leudal Coat of Arms

Leudal coat of arms image by Stefan Lambregts, 30 Sep 2009
granted 29 Jan 2009