Borgloon

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BORGLOON

Province : Limburg
Additions : 1977 Broekom, Gors-Opleeuw, Gotem, Groot-Loon, Hendrieken, Hoepertingen, Kerniel, Kuttekoven, Rijkel, Voort

Wapen van Borgloon

Official blazon

  • (1907) Gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken goud en rood.
  • (1980) Gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken van goud en van keel.
  • (1992) Gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken van goud en van keel. Het schild getopt met een kroon met vijf fleurons, en geplaatst tussen twee onderaan gekruiste bloesemtwijgen van natuurlijke kleur.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 21, 1907 and again on September 25, 1980. The crown and branches were officially granted on May 12, 1992.

The arms are those of the medieval county and Counts of Loon, one of the most important families in the region. Borgloon was the capital of the Loon county. It received city rights in 1200. The seals of the city are known since 1301 and show the arms of Loon and a castle (Burcht, Borg). Ever since the city used the arms of Loon.

In 1992 the arms were augmented with a crown, which was also used historically, and with two flowering branches, symbolising the importance of the orchards and fruit cultivation since the middle of the 19th century.

Wapen van/Blason de Borgloon

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Borgloon

The arms on a police badge (source)
Arms of Borgloon

The arms on the old post office in Liège
(image Derek Howard)


Literature : Servais, 1955