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Municipal flag of Namur - Image by Filip van Laenen, 21 November 2001
The municipality and town (Ville) of Namur (105,000 inhabitants) is the capital city of the province of Namur.
The unofficial municipal flag is horizontally divided black-yellow.
The colours of the flag come from the municipal arms:
Or a lion rampant sable crowned langued and armes gules.
Source: Flags of the Low Countries
Jarig Bakker, 21 November 2001
Former municipal flag of Namur, c. 1900 - Image by Ivan Sache, 12 June 2005
Nouveau Larousse Illustré, Dictionnaire Universel
Encyclopédique (7 volumes, published in Paris, 1898-1904) shows the flags of the main Belgian cities, then based on the traditional colours of the cities.
The flag shown for Namur is horizontally divided yellow-black-red.
Jan Martens & Ivan Sache, 12 June 2005
The Royal Club Nautique Sambre et Meuse (RNCSM) was founded in 1862 by a number of rowing enthusiasts, including the famous artist Félicien Rops. It is established at Wépion, a village on the river Meuse south of Namur, the town where this river and its tributary Sambre meet.
The flag of RCNSM seems to be a very dark blue flag with the club emblem in white. The emblem, as shown (in colour) on the website of the FFYB is made of an oval shield, azure, three silver mullets (pierced?) above a bar or in chief, and a diagonally placed anchor, argent, in base. The shield is surmounted by a royal crown and placed in front of two crossed oars, has the club name R.C.N.S.& M. as a motto and is flanked by two sorts of plants, perhaps laurel and reed.
Jan Mertens, 13 March 2007
Royal Yacht Club de Sambre et Meuse (RYCSM), founded in 1909, is based at Wépion.
The burgee of RYCSM, as featured on the club emblem, might be blue with the white letters RYCSM and a white royal crown in the upper hoist.
Source: RYCSM website
Jan Mertens, 12 February 2007