The County of Flanders was a feudal fief in West Francia. The first certain Count in the comital family, Baldwin I of Flanders, is first reported in a document of 862 when he eloped with a daughter of his king Charles the Bald. The region developed as a medieval economic power with a large degree of political autonomy.
Origin of the arms. The Flemish lion derives from the arms of the Counts of Flanders.Their first appearance is on a seal of Count Philip of Alsace, dating from 1163.As such they constitute the oldest of the many territorial arms bearing a lion in the Low Countries.
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Ostend has a maritime temperate climate, influenced by winds from the North Sea, making summers cooler than inland Europe. 24-hour average temperatures below the freezing point is a rare occurrence. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ostend has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.
Vleteren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Oostvleteren, Westvleteren and Woesten. On January 1, 2006, Vleteren had a total population of 3,636. The total area is 38.15 km² which gives a population density of 95 inhabitants per km².
For other uses, see Flemings (disambiguation). The Flemish or Flemings (Dutch: Vlamingen [ˈvlaːmɪŋə (n)] (listen)) are a West Germanic ethnic group native to Flanders, in modern Belgium, who speak Flemish Dutch. They are one of two principal ethnic groups in Belgium, the other being the French-speaking Walloons.
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It is sometimes referred to as Flemish Dutch (Vlaams-Nederlands), Belgian Dutch (Belgisch-Nederlands [ˈbɛlɣis ˈneːdərlɑnts] (listen)), or Southern Dutch (Zuid-Nederlands). Flemish is native to Flanders, a historical region in northern Belgium; it is spoken by Flemings, the dominant ethnic group of the region.
In Belgium, primarily in West Flanders, prepositions and articles can be merged with the surname (such as Vandecasteele) and a few combinations occur (Vande Casteele). In the Netherlands, the first tussenvoegsel is capitalized if no name or initial precedes it.
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West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of the Flemish Region, in Belgium. It is the only coastal Belgian province, facing the North Sea to the northwest.