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adopted 14 October 1927.
Granted 17 Oct 1923
adopted 14 October 1927, reconfirmed 4 Oct 1994
Acht (Dutch for: eight, 8) is a village in the municipality of Eindhoven,
Noord-Brabant province. It is a NW suburb of Eindhoven. Its flag can be
found on this website.
The village existed already in 1303, and is possibly older (hence ACHT 700 PLUS)
The choice of colors:
red and white: for Eindhoven and Noord-Brabant.
red, white and blue: for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Acht consists of two parts: Op Agt and Nij Agt. The name Acht originated probably from Latin Aqua = water, later it became "Agua", "Aagt".
Especially Nij Agt was marshy terrain, where several brick-factories thrived.
Color of water = blue.
Color of gras and agriculture: green.
And the + sign refers of course to the nose of Dutch former prime minister Mr. Dries van Agt.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Mar 2005
Op Agt and Nij Agt. Those are pieces of eight!
Lewis A. Nowitz, 21 Mar 2005
I suppose the town square is Vier en Zestig (64)?
Albert S. Kirsch, 21 Mar 2005