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by Ivan Sache
Boussu (22,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Mons.
The flag is: Gules, bend Or. Proportions are 2:3.
The flag is based on the municipal arms, which are described as follows:
"The arms were granted on May 19, 1913 and are officially crowned with a crown with 12 pearls. The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the village, known since 1574. The seal showed a shield with a bend. The shield is the coat of arms from the Hénin-Liétard family. The family acquired the estate of Boussu around 1200 and the family remained in possession of Boussu until 1804."
The former name of the French city of Hénin-Beaumont, located in the departement of Nord, not far from the Belgian border, was Hénin-Liétard, probably related to the same family.
The flag was adopted on 6 January 1992.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
Jarig Bakker & Ivan Sache, 14 November 2001