Last modified: 2003-12-05 by ivan sache
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by Filip van Laenen
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (27,500 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Nivelles.
Ottignies is the home city of CEBED,
i.e. where Michel Lupant, current President of
Louvain-la-Neuve (New Louvain), in Wallonia, is opposed to Leuven, in Flanders. In 1968, violent riots on linguistic basis in the University of Leuven caused the exile of all French-speaking departments to the newly created University of Louvain-la-Neuve. The separation occurred before the so-called Egmont pact (1977), which created the three regions of Brussels-Capital, Flanders and Wallonia.
The flag of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is horizontally divided yellow-blue-yellow (2:1:2). Proportions are 2:3.
The flag was adopted on 18 December 1991.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
Jarig Bakker & Ivan Sache, 14 November 2001