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Gilze en Rijen (The Netherlands)
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adopted 30 July 1962.
Gilze en Rijen municipality
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 24.918; area: 65,69 km². Settlements:
Rijen (seat), Gilze, Hulten, Molenschot.
This flag was approved by the municipal council on 30 July 1962. The
colors are derived from the municipal Coat of Arms, which contains St. Peter. The
key on the flag refers to him. The diagonal line symbolizes the airbase
of Gilze-Rijen, where regularly planes fly into the sky. The two fields
symbolize the duality of the municipality.
Gilze en Rijen Coat of Arms
image from the Gilze en Rijen municipal
Granted 16 Jul 1817. Saint Peter is the patron saint of the parish of