Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 14.706; area: 70,68 km². Settlements:
Zeeland (seat), Reek, Schaijk.
Landerd is a merger of the former municipalities of Schaijk
and Zeeland on 1 Jan 1994. Schaijk was formed by
the merger of the former municipalities of Schaijk and Reek in 1942.
Flagdescription: "White, with issuing from 1/3 flaglength a green hoist-chevron,
of which the arms have a width equal to 1/7 flaglength, reaching into the
fly. On the center of the separation of hoist and fly a red four-leaved
flower, at the height of 4/7 of flag-height".
Flag adopted 30 Mar 1977.
Zeeland was founded around scattered farms, where peat-exploitation
took place. The Latin name for such a farm was "Sala", in MiddleDutch
"sale" or "sele". So it became "Sele-land" - hence
Zeeland. Its name was not derived from the sea on its Coat of Arms!