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Beernem (Municipality, Province of West Flanders, Belgium)

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[Flag of Beernem]by Filip van Laenen

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Description of the flag

Beernem (14,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Bruges.

The flag is: Azure, three (2:1) bears passant Or. Proportions are 2:3.
The flag is derived from the bottom of the municipal arms, which appears to be based on the wrong popular etymology of the municipality name (beer, bear); the official version is: birnu (marsh), ham (enclosed area).

The flag was adopted on 7 October 1985.

Source: Flags of the Low Countries

Jarig Bakker, 3 November 2001

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