This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Gendt (The Netherlands)

Lingewaard municipality, Gelderland province

Last modified: 2018-12-15 by rob raeside
Keywords: gendt |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

former municipality of Gendt Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 22 Mar 1965; design: Stichting Heraldiek en Banistiek

See also:

Gendt former municipality

Gendt (also named Gent) is a small old medieval town northeast of Nijmegen, north of the Waal river. The 'd' in the placename probably added to avoid confusion with Belgian Gent.
The flag (adoption date unknown) contains a stylized version of the castle on the municipal Coat of Arms, symbolizing the castle of the former lords of Gendt.
Jarig Bakker, 25 September 1999

The municipal council decided to replace the old unofficial flag with a design of the Stichting Heraldiek en Banistiek. On 22 Mar 1965 the new, official flag was adopted:
Hoist-diagonally divided of yellow and blue with in the center an opened castletower in the Gelre style, countercharged.
Gendt received city-rights in 1312 from Count Reinold of Gelre. That is reflected in the castle, which is opened because Gendt was never a closed fort. Furthermore it symbolizes castle-towers of the still existing Huis Poelwijck, and the tower of the long disappeared Huis te Gendt. The first (on the flag on top) is well conserved, the second is only visible in its foundations.
Gendt is also known for "vendelzwaaien" - flagthrowing.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 15 (108): 50-51.
Jarig Bakker, 1 May 2005

Gendt old unofficial flag

[Gendt old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 1 May 2005 - !reconstruction!
unofficial - used till 1965

Until 1965 Gendt used an unofficial flag diagonally divided with the municipal arms and inscription "GEMEENTE GENDT".
Source: Vexilla Nostra 15 (108): 50-51.
Jarig Bakker, 1 May 2005

Gendt Coat of Arms

[Gendt Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 1 May 2005, after "Gemeentewapens in Nederland", 1989
Granted 20 Jul 1816

arms: azure a castle with two towers or