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Municipal flag of Roosdaal - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 31 October 2007
The municipality of Roosdaal (10,788 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 2,169 ha) is located in Pajotteland, west of Brussels. On 1 January 1965, the former municipalities of Pamel, Strijtem and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek were merged to form the new municipality of Rosendael, named after the place where the three municipalities had their common border (lit., "the Roses' Valley"). To avoid confusion with the Dutch place named Roosendaal, the municipality was quickly renamed Roosdaal. In 1976, the former municipality of Borchtlombeek was incorporated to Roosdaal, except the new borough of De Klei, which was incorporated to Liedekerke.
Ivan Sache, 31 October 2007
The flag of Roosdaal is horizontally divided green-white-green with a
row of four red roses in the white stripe.
According to Gemeentewapens in België - Vlaanderen en Brussel, the flag was adopted by the Municipal Council on 25 April 1980, confirmed by Royal Decree on 3 September 1980 and published in the Belgian official gazette on 16 October 1980 and, again, on 4 January 1995.
The horizontally divided green-white-green flag was used by the former municipality of Pamel. The four roses clearly recalls the name of the municipality and, most probably, its four components.
Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 31 October 2007
Flag of Pamel - Image by Antonio Guttierez, 31 October 2007
Servais shows the former arms of Pamel as "Vert a fess ermine". The origin of the flag of Pamel, mentioned in Gemeentewapens in België - Vlaanderen en Brussel, is straightforward.
Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 31 October 2007