Helmond, North Brabant, Netherlands

🇳🇱 Helmond is a municipality and a city in the Metropoolregio Eindhoven of the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands. Helmond has many textile companies. The Vlisco factory is located next to the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal which runs through the city. In 1241 a first coat of arms was created, containing a helmet as a reference to the word Helmond, since this early in history the historical meaning of the city name was already lost to its inhabitants. This helmet would symbolise the fortified medieval town. Originally a medieval pot helmet, this was later adapted to a new fashion style and is now a tournament helmet. The oak branches symbolising freedom. The bird in the branches is a medieval decoration and has no meaning.


Helmond has a population of over 91,524 people. Helmond also forms one of the centres of the wider Eindhoven metropolitan area which has a population of over 356,000 people.

To set up a UBI Lab for Helmond see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Twin Towns - Sister Cities Helmond has links with:

🇧🇪 Mechelen, Belgium 🇧🇪 Duffel, Belgium
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