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Flag of Vieux-Condé - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 July 2020
The municipality of Vieux-Condé (10,374 inhabitants in 2018; 1,106 ha) is located on the border with Belgium, north of Valenciennes.
Vieux-Condé was first mentioned in 1215 at the village of Vetus Condatum. Often damaged by war, the village was particularly nit in 1645, when barely 6 or 7 houses remained standing. Coal was discovered at Vieux-Condé in 1741. The town developed during the 19th century due the coal industry.
Olivier Touzeau, 17 July 2020
The flag of Vieux-Condé (photo) is white with the municipal arms, "Argent a fess gules superimposed with a vivre argent".
These arms are shown on different old heraldic charts, sometimes with the vivre or instead of argent
[Armorial des communes du département du Nord, 1909]
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020