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Aalst (Municipality, Province of East Flanders, Belgium)


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[flag of Aalst]by Franc van Dienst

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Description of the flag

Drie even lange banen van rood, van wit en van geel, met op het wit een rood zwaard paalsgewijze geplaatst.
That is: Three equally long stripes of red, white and yellow, with on the white bar a red sword in pale.

The flag was adopted on 2 February 1982.

Source: Municipal website.

The city is known because of the books of Louis Paul Boon about the social disturbances in the beginning of the 20th century.

Jarig Bakker, 21 September 2000

The city is also well known for its onions. The inhabitants of Aalst are refered to as Ajuinboeren or Ajuinpelders (onion farmers or onion peelers, respectively).

Franc Van Diest, 27 May 2001