Last modified: 2002-10-19 by ivan sache
Keywords: beernem | bears: 3 (yellow) |
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by Filip van Laenen
Beernem (14,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Bruges.
The flag is: Azure, three (2:1) bears passant Or. Proportions are
The flag is derived from the bottom of the municipal arms, which appears to be based on the wrong popular etymology of the municipality name (beer, bear); the official version is: birnu (marsh), ham (enclosed area).
The flag was adopted on 7 October 1985.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
Jarig Bakker, 3 November 2001