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Rijkevorsel (Municipality, Province of Antwerp, Belgium)

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[Flag of Rijkevorsel]

Municipal flag of Rijkevorsel - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 20 October 2007

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Presentation of Rijkevorsel

The municipality of Rijkevorsel (10,847 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 4,679 ha) is located in Kempen, north-east of Antwerp.

Ivan Sache, 20 October 2007

Municipal flag of Rijkevorsel

The municipal flag of Rijkevorsel is white with a red triangle, whose basis is the upper edge of the flag and whose point reaches the middle of the lower edge of the flag, charged with three white lozenges placed 2 and 1.
According to Gemeentewapens in België - Vlaanderen en Brussel [w2v02a], the flag was adopted by the Municipal Council on 22 June 1984, confirmed by the Executive of Flanders on 5 November 1984 and published in the Belgian official gazette on 8 July 1986.
The flag is a near banner of arms, the letters "R" and "V" of the arms being omitted on the flag.

According to Van evers en heiligen. Wapens en vlaggen van de gemeenten in de provincie Antwerpen [pbd98], these arms were granted by Royal Decree on 30 July 1913. The letters seem to be shown as red on that source, but are shown as black on the municipal website.

Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 20 October 2007