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Echallens commune (Vaud canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Echallens]
by Pascal Gross

Or, an Oak-tree eradicated Sable leaved and fructed proper.

Željko Heimer, 16 September 1999

The name "Echallens" comes from "Charlens" which appeared for the first time in 1141 on a bull of Pope Innocent II confirming the spiritual appurtenance of the village to the Abbey of Montbenoit in Franche-Comte (France). The orthography "Echallens" finds its origin in the XIVth century but the reason of the name's change is unknown.

Pascal Gross, 15 September 1999