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Flag of Antaliepte town in Zarasai district, Utena county is
Antaliepte is a center of Antaliepte eldership (seniunija). Town
has 359 inhabitants, and the eldership around 700.
"Antaliepte is a village with a monastery, a water mill and a church of the baroque style. There is a wonderful landscape, called "Switzerland" with the nearby rivulet Savasa. You can jump from stone to stone down its stream up to the river Sventoji without getting wet your shoes."
Valentin Poposki, 8 March and 12 June 2007
Antaliepte - on a white field with a blue pale
(white-blue-white 1-2-1) a small silver bridge and above a golden
Flag proportions 10:13, free edges bordered with a narrow silver stripe, finial is a golden knob.
The bridge is canting: "antaliepte" means "place on / at a small bridge" in Lithuanian. The cross attributes both the local church of Discovery of St. Cross and symbolizes the merits of monks (monasteries existed there in 18th - early 19th centuries and in early 20th century) for the enlightenment of the local people. Blue symbolizes loyalty and fortitude of the local people.
Virginijus Misiunas, 28 February 2010