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Zedelgem (Municipality, Province of West Flanders, Belgium)

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Municipal flag of Zedelgem - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 23 July 2005

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Presentation of Zedelgem

The municipality of Zedelgem (21,940 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 6,034 ha) is located 10 km south-west of Bruges, not far from Ichtegem. The municipality of Zedelgem is made since 1976 of the former municipalities of Aartrijke, Loppem, Veldegem and Zedelgem. A part of Veldegem had already been incorporated to Zedelgem in 1919.

Ivan Sache, 23 July 2005

Municipal flag of Zedelgem

The municipal flag of Zedelgem is yellow with a red chevron charged with three white scallops.
According to Gemeentewapens in België - Vlaanderen en Brussel, the flag was adopted by the Municipal Council on 9 October 1980, confirmed by Royal Decree on 24 February 1981 and published in the Belgian official gazette on 2 April 1981.
The flagis a banner of the municipal arms.

According to Servais, the municipal arms of Zedelgem were granted by Royal Decree on 28 January 1843, re-establishing the arms used by the oldest known lords of Zedelgem in the XIVth century.
The flag of Zedegem is very similar to the flag of Anhée (yellow with a red chevron) but it is merely a coincidence since the flag of Anhée has no heraldic origin, the chevron symbolizing the "A" of Anhée, and to the flag of Knokke-Heist (horizontally divided yellow-red-yellow with three white scallops in the red stripe), with a probable genealogic common origin of the arms of the two not-so-distant municipalities.

Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 23 July 2005