Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 42.918; area: 78,73 km². Settlements:
Doeveren, Drunen, Elshout, Giersbergen, Haarsteeg, Hedikhuizen, Heesbeen,
Herpt, Heusden-Vesting, Nieuwkuijk, Oudheusden, Vlijmen. Two seats: Drunen
Heusden is a merger of the former municipalities of Heusden,
Drunen and Vlijmen on 1 Jan
For an explanation of the wheel on the old and new Heusden flag see
There was an even older flag, according to Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek,
"Two equally wide horizontal stripes of red and yellow.
This flag is not official, but is being used by the citizens. The colors
are derived from those of the municipal arms".
Jarig Bakker, 3 Jun 2003