Last modified: 2003-03-21 by ivan sache
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by Ivan Sache
Halle (33,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Halle-Vilvoorde.
The flag is: Quartered per saltire, Argent and Azure. Proportions are 2:3.
The flag was adopted on 1 October 1991.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
If you cut the image in two vertically, and flip both sides you get a blue lozenge, pointing to Bavaria. On the municipal coat of arms, the fourth quarter is formed by the coat of arms of the Wittelsbach family; Willem van Beieren, Count of Hainaut (as Guillaume III), Count of Holland (Willem V), and Duke of Bavaria (Wilhelm I) granted the arms in 1357. The municipal coat of arms has also the coat of arms of Hainaut on it - accentuating Halle's position right on the taalgrens - the Flemish-Walloon language dividing line.
Jarig Bakker, 28 October 2001