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by Filip van Laenen
Galmaarden (7,500 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Halle-Vilvoorde.
The flag is: Gironny of Sable and Argent, the gironnies Sable having three crosses recrossed Or, in escutcheon Azure, a lion voyant Or. Proportions are 2:3.
The flag was adopted on 2 December 1985.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
The municipal coat of arms is described as follows:
"The arms were granted after the merger with the other municipalities. The new arms show the arms of the Lords of Enghien/Edingen with an escutcheon with a leopard. The latter is derived from the historical arms of Galmaarden. The arms of Enghien were used by Vollezele. The oldest known arms of a Lord of Galmaarden dates from 1280, for Walter de Braine, showed also the Enghien arms, as he was a descendant of the latter family."
Jarig Bakker, 27 October 2001