Last modified: 2008-09-06 by ivan sache
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Municipal flag of Chastre - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 13 November 2005
The municipality of Chastre (6,819 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 3,129 ha) is located in Walloon Brabant. The municipality of Chastre is made since 1976 of the former municipalities of Chastre (1,445 inh.)-Villeroux (522 inh.)-Blanmont (1,481 inh.) [1,005 ha], Cortil-Noirmont (1,046-573 inh.) [1,065 ha], Gentinnes (782 inh.; 711 ha) and Saint-Géry (594 inh.; 351 ha).
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2005
The municipal flag of Chastre is blue with a semy of white billets and
a yellow diagonal stripe (per bend).
The flag follows a proposal made by the Heraldry and Vexillology Council of the French Community, described in Armoiries communales en Belgique. Communes wallonnes, bruxelloises et germanophones as:
Bleu semé de billettes blanches et chargé d'une laize diagonale descendante jaune.
The flag is a banner of the arms of the family of Onyn. These arms form one of the two shields of the municipal arms. The two-shield municipal arms are shown on the municipal website; the first shield is "Argent five rhombs gules placed 1+3+1".
Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 13 November 2005
Flag of Cortil-Noirmont, unconfirmed - Image by Ivan Sache, 22 April 2008
Once two independent municipalities, Cortil and Noirmont were merged to form the municipality of Cortil-Noirmont by (Dutch) Royal Decree on 1 March 1822.A very short, engimatic video available on YouTube, labelled Inauguration : Le drapeau (Inauguration: The flag) shows a flag pole with the Belgian national flag and, below, a vertically divided white-blue flag. The "Info" box of the video says "Cortil-Noirmont" and nothing else.
Ivan Sache, 22 April 2008