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|• Mayor||Danny Claeys|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||35.19 km2 (13.59 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
Nazareth (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnaːzɑrɛt]) 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. The total area is 35.19 km² which gives a population density of 320 inhabitants per km².
There are various hypotheses for the origin of the name "Nazareth", dated to a text of songs from 1259 CE. It is possible that Nazareth was named after the biblical city of Nazareth. It is also possible, but less likely, that Nazareth was originally a slip of the word magherhet (thinness).
The community was first recorded in 1259.
- The first part is the arms of the family Rockolfing: 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.
- The second part is the escutcheon of the family Kervyn Volkaersbeke: 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.
- 19th-century church (1861 – 1870)
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
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