Nazareth, Belgium

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Nazareth
Skyline of Nazareth
Flag of Nazareth
Flag
Coat of arms of Nazareth
Coat of arms
Nazareth is located in Belgium
Nazareth
Nazareth
Location in Belgium
Location of Nazareth in East Flanders
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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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 • MayorDanny Claeys[citation needed]
 • Governing party/iesCD&V[citation needed]
Area
 • Total35.19 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total11,574
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Postal codes
9810
Area codes09
Websitewww.nazareth.be

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.[citation needed] The total area is 35.19 km²[citation needed] which gives a population density of 320 inhabitants per km².

Etymology[edit]

There are various hypotheses for the origin of the name "Nazareth", 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]

History[edit]

The community was first recorded in 1259.[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: 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: 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].

Sights[edit]

  • 19th-century church (1861 – 1870)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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