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Antaliepte (Utena, Lithuania)

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Flag of Antaliepte town in Zarasai district, Utena county is at wikimedia. Antaliepte is a center of Antaliepte eldership (seniunija). Town has 359 inhabitants, and the eldership around 700.
"Antaliepte is a village with a monastery, a water mill and a church of the baroque style. There is a wonderful landscape, called "Switzerland" with the nearby rivulet Savasa. You can jump from stone to stone down its stream up to the river Sventoji without getting wet your shoes."
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Valentin Poposki, 8 March and 12 June 2007

Antaliepte - on a white field with a blue pale (white-blue-white 1-2-1) a small silver bridge and above a golden Latin cross.
Flag proportions 10:13, free edges bordered with a narrow silver stripe, finial is a golden knob.
The bridge is canting: "antaliepte" means "place on / at a small bridge" in Lithuanian. The cross attributes both the local church of Discovery of St. Cross and symbolizes the merits of monks (monasteries existed there in 18th - early 19th centuries and in early 20th century) for the enlightenment of the local people. Blue symbolizes loyalty and fortitude of the local people.
Virginijus Misiunas, 28 February 2010