Meeuwen-Gruitrode

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MEEUWEN-GRUITRODE

Province : Limburg
Additions : 1977 Gruitrode (1970 Neerglabbeek), Meeuwen (1970 Ellikom, Wijshagen)
Incorporated into : 2019 Oudsbergen

Wapen van Meeuwen-Gruitrode

Official blazon

Gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken van goud en van keel, met een smalle schuinbalk van lazuur over alles heen, vergezeld boven van de hoofdletter M en beneden van de hoofdletter G, beide van zilver.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 20, 1989

The arms are based on the arms of Gruitrode, with the addition of a blue bend and the letter M. Both Gruitrode and Meeuwen historically belonged to the Loon County. Gruitrode used as arms a silver letter G on the Loon arms. Meeuwen did not have its own arms, but historically used a seal with the Loon arms and a blue bend. This seal is known from the 15th century.

These two designs were thus combined and for symmetry a letter M was added in chief.

Wapen van/Blason de Meeuwen-Gruitrode

The arms on a police badge (source)


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