Last modified: 2002-10-19 by ivan sache
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by Filip van Laenen
Begijnendijk (9,000 inhabitants) is located in the arrondissement of Leuven. The name of the place means "dyke of the Beguins*".
The flag is: Party per pale, Azure and Or, in escutcheon Argent a fleur-de-lys Azure. Proportions are 2:3
The flag was adopted on 7 July 1987.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
Jarig Bakker, 25 October 2001
*According to Petit Larousse Illustré, a Beguine is a woman who joins a religious community without taking her perpetual vows, in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Ivan Sache, 28 October 2001