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Municipal flag of Oud-Heverlee - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 9 November 2005
The municipality of Oud-Heverlee (10,861 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 3,113 ha) is located on the linguistic border between French and Dutch, 5 km south of Leuven and close to the grounds of the Katholiek Universitet Leuven (KUL, the Dutch-speaking part of the Catholic University of Leuven). The municipality of Oud-Heverlee is made since 1976 of the former municipalities of Oud-Heverlee, Sint-Joris-Weert, Blanden, Haasrode and Vaalbeek.Oud-Heverlee (3,500 inh.; 756 ha) is the most crowdy village of the municipality. The western border of the municipality with Korbeek-Dijle is made by the meandering Dijle. Oud-Heverlee has kept significant woody areas, such as the Heverlee and Kouter woods.
Source: Jan Vanautgaerden's website
Ivan Sache, 9 November 2005
The municipal coat of arms of Oud-Heverlee is "Per pale or a chevron or two crosslets gules in chief a crescent of the same in base, or a saltire gules". The dexter part of these arms is the former coat of arms of Haasrode, while the sinister part is the former coat of arms of Vaalbeek. These arms belonged to the lords of Heverlee and were also used by the municipality of Heverlee, incorporated into Leuven in 1976.
Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat, Jarig Bakker & Ivan Sache, 9 November 2005