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Flag of Nazareth
Coat of arms of Nazareth
Location of Nazareth
Nazareth is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Nazareth in East Flanders
Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°36′E / 50.967°N 3.600°E / 50.967; 3.600
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
 • MayorDanny Claeys (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, Vooruit-Groen
 • Total35.43 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
 • Total11,574
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Postal codes
NIS code
Area codes09

Nazareth (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnaːzaːrɛt] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Eke [nl] and Nazareth proper. In 2021, Nazareth had a total population of 11,844.[2] The total area is 35.19 km2[3] which gives a population density of 320 inhabitants per km2.


There are various hypotheses for the origin of the name "Nazareth", dated to a text of songs from 1259 CE. It is possible that Nazareth was named after the biblical city of Nazareth. It is also possible, but less likely, that Nazareth was originally a slip of the word magherhet (thinness).


The community was first recorded in 1259.


The arms of Nazareth is a composition of two family crests:

The first part is the arms of the family Rockolfing: three gold roses geknopt throat in the field, vert scrolled head and a shield charged with a throat depth and looking round lion of gold, tongued gules.
The second part is the escutcheon of the family Kervyn Volkaersbeke: saber in a twill together right in the head by an acorn, stemmed and browsed in two pieces, left in the mind of a six-pointed star, everything from gold and the one point eagle leg of silver.



  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 44048". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Nazareth". (in Dutch). 2014-08-28. Retrieved 2021-01-18.