Nazareth, Belgium

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Location o Nazareth in East Flanders

Nazareth is a municipality locatit in the Belgian province o East Flanders. The municipality comprises the touns o Eke an Nazareth proper. On Januar 1, 2006 Nazareth haed a total population o 10,947. The total area is 35.19 km² which gives a population density o 311 inhabitants per km².

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The community wis first recordit in 1259.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are various hypotheses for the oreegin o the name Nazareth, datedit tae a text o sangs frae 1259 CE. It is possible that Nazareth wis named efter the biblical ceety o Nazareth. It is an aa possible, but less likely, that Nazareth wis oreeginally a slip o the wird magherhet (thinness).

Heraldry[eedit | eedit soorce]

The airms o Nazareth is a composition o twa faimily crests:

The first pairt is the airms o the family Rockolfing: three gowd roses geknopt throat in the field, vert scrolled heid an a shield chairged wi a throat depth an leukin roond lion o golwd, tongued gules.
The seicont pairt is the escutcheon o the family Kervyn Volkaersbeke: saber in a twill thegither richt in the heid bi an acorn, stemmed an browsed in twa pieces, left in the mind o a sax-pointit starn, iverythin frae gowd an the ane point eagle leg o siller.

Sichtseein[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • A 19t century kirk (1861 – 1870)

Freemit airtinss[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 50°58′N 3°36′E / 50.97°N 3.6°E / 50.97; 3.6