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Alveringem (Municipality, Province of West Flanders, Belgium)

Last modified: 2005-11-12 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Alveringem]

Municipal flag of Alveringem - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 17 July 2005

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Presentation of Alveringem

The municipality of Alveringem (4,896 inhabitants on 1 July 2004; 80 sq. km) is located 25 km north-west of Ieper, 10 km south-west of Veurne and 10 km north-east of the border with France. It is made since 1977 of the former municipalities of Alveringem (including Hoogstade, Oeren and Sint Rijkers since 1970), Leisele (including Gijverinkhove and Izenberge since 1970) and Stavele (including Beveren since 1970).

Ivan Sache, 17 July 2005

Municipal flag of Alveringem

The municipal flag of Alveringem is vertically divided, blue with three hop cones placed 2 + 1, and yellow with a black lion with a red tongue and claw with a green saltire superimposed to the lion.
According to Gemeentewapens in België - Vlaanderen en Brussel, the flag was adopted by the Municipal Council on 19 June 1980, confirmed by Royal Decree on 10 December 1980 and published in the Belgian official gazette on 3 February 1981. It is a banner of the municipal arms.
The hop cones, also shown on the flag and arms of Poperinge, recall the local traditional production of hop and the lion is the official lion of Flanders.

Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 17 July 2005