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Assenede (Municipality, Province of East Flanders, Belgium)

Last modified: 2005-12-03 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Assenede

Assenede (13,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Eeklo.

Jarig Bakker, 14 October 2001

Municipal flag of Assenede

The municipal flag of Assended is quartered per saltire, first quarter white with an acorn with two green oak leaves, second quarter yellow with a black lion rampant holding a black double-headed eagle, third quarter yellow with a black ship, fourth quarter white with a blue horn.
The flag was adopted on 3 June 1985.

Source: Flags of the Low Countries

Jarig Bakker, 14 October 2001

Flag of the village of Oosteeklo

[Flag of Oosteeklo]

Village flag of Oosteeklo - Image by Jarig Bakker, 10 August 2005

Oosteeklo is a village (deelgemeente) of the municipality of Assenede, located in the "Meetjesland".
The flag of Oosteeklo is diagonally divided (per bend sinister) light green over dark green; the name of the village is written in yellow Capitol letters on the diagonal of the flag; three leaved acorns are placed 1 and 2 in upper hoist; a blue diamond charged with a white fleur-de-lis is placed in lower hoist.

The flag was designed by the Municipal Millennium Committee (of Assenede?). It is chockful of symbology referring to elements from the name, historicism and heraldry of the village. The dark-green part is for the forests teaming with boars, deer and squirrels. The light-green part is for arable land. The acorns refer to the name of the village (eek, oak). The blue diamond with the fleur-de-lis reminds of the abbey here. The design of this flag is the responsibility of Malek Azoug, Jackie Claeys, Jurgen De Rycke and Marijke Engels.
The abbey was a Cistercian Abbey, founded in the XIIIth century, demolished c. 1585, when the nuns fled to Ghent. Oosteeklo was then part of the ambacht (manor) of Boekhoute, which, together with Assenede, Hulst and Axel, formed the Vier Ambachten (Four Manors).

Source: Village website

Jarig Bakker, 10 August 2005