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Bassenge (Municipality, Province of Liège, Belgium)


Last modified: 2007-10-20 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Bassenge]

Municipal flag of Bassenge - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 5 March 2006

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Presentation of Bassenge

The municipality of Bassenge (in Dutch, Bitsingen; 8,396 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 3,818 ha) is located in the north of the province of Liège. It is made since 1977 of the former municipalities of Bassenge (918 inh.; 392 ha), Boirs (Beurs; 847 inh.; 469 ha), Eben-Emael (Eben-Emaal; 1,489 inh.; 884 ha), Glons (Glaaein; 2,436 inh.; 723 ha), Roclenge-sur-Geer (Rukkelingen-aan-de-Jeker; 1,103 inh.; 262 ha) and Wonck (Wonk; 1,396 inh.; 1,042 ha).

Ivan Sache, 5 March 2006

Municipal flag of Bassenge

The municipal flag of Bassenge is blue with a yellow fleur-de-lis along the hoist, an abbot's crozier in the middle and two six-pointed yellow stars placed vertically along the fly.

According to Armoiries communales en Belgique. Communes wallonnes, bruxelloises et germanophones, the flag was adopted by the Municipal Council on 31 August 2000 and confirmed by the Executive of the French Community on 15 July 2003.

The flag is a near banner of the municipal arms. On the arms, the crozier is hold by a dextrochere (a right forearm and hand) emerging between the two stars.
The municipal website shows the municipal coat of arms with a white fleur-de-lis, in spite of the official description saying yellow, and faceted stars.

Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 5 March 2006