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Province : Limburg
Additions : 1970 Donk, 1975 Schulen (1970 Berbroek)

Wapen van Herk-de-Stad

Official blazon

  • (1871) Coupé, en chef de gueules au St Martin d'or, en pointe, burelé d'or et de gueules de dix pièces.
  • (1984) Gedeeld 1. doorsneden a. in keel een Sint-Maarten te paard, zijn mantel delend met een arme, alles van goud b. gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken van goud en van keel 2. in keel drie vijfbladen van goud, doorboord van het veld.


The arms were granted on December 3, 1984.
The arms are a combination of the old arms of Herk, shown below and granted on August 21, 1871, and the arms of Schulen.

The arms show in the base the arms of the County Loon. Herk belonged from the 13th century until the late 18th century to Loon. The oldest seal of the town dates from 1307 and already shows only the arms of Loon. Only in 1871 the upper part, showing St. Martin, the local patron saint, was added.


The arms of 1871.
Wapen van/Blason de Herk-de-Stad

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

The arms on a police badge (source)

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Literature : Servais, 1955; new image provided by Rudy Vanhorenbeeck, Belgium.