Nazareth, Belgium

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Nazareth
Municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Nazareth
Coat of arms
Nazareth is located in Belgium
Nazareth
Nazareth
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°36′E / 50.967°N 3.600°E / 50.967; 3.600Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°36′E / 50.967°N 3.600°E / 50.967; 3.600
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
Government
 • Mayor Danny Claeys[citation needed]
 • Governing party/ies CD&V[citation needed]
Area
 • Total 35.19 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 11,351
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Postal codes 9810
Area codes 09
Website www.nazareth.be

Nazareth (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈn̪äːz̪ɑrɛt̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Eke and Nazareth proper. On January 1, 2011 Nazareth had a total population of 11,252.[citation needed] The total area is 35.19 km²[citation needed] which gives a population density of 320 inhabitants per km².

History[edit]

The community was first recorded in 1259.[citation needed]

Etymology[edit]

There are various hypotheses for the origin of the name Nazareth[citation needed], dated to a text of songs from 1259 CE.[citation needed] It is possible that Nazareth was named after the biblical city of Nazareth.[citation needed] It is also possible, but less likely, that Nazareth was originally a slip of the word magherhet (thinness).[citation needed]

Heraldry[edit]

The arms of Nazareth is a composition of two family crests[citation needed]:

The first part is the arms of the family Rockolfing[citation needed]: three gold roses geknopt throat in the field, vert scrolled head and a shield charged with a throat depth and looking round lion of gold, tongued gules[citation needed].
The second part is the escutcheon of the family Kervyn Volkaersbeke[citation needed]: saber in a twill together right in the head by an acorn, stemmed and browsed in two pieces, left in the mind of a six-pointed star, everything from gold and the one point eagle leg of silver[citation needed].

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