Riemst

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RIEMST

Province : Limburg
Additions : 1977 Herderen, Kanne, Millen, Val-Meer, Vlijtingen, Vroenhoven, Zichen-Zussen-Bolder

Wapen van Riemst

Official blazon

Gedeeld 1. gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken van goud en van keel 2. in goud een dubbele adelaar van sabel, gebekt, getongd en gepoot van keel; ingedreven punt: in keel een omgekeerde Sint-Servaassleutel van zilver.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 3, 1985.

The arms show in the right half the red bars of the County Loon. Historically several of the villages in the municipality were part of the Loon County. The eagle in the left half is derived from the arms of the State of Liège, as the village of Kanne in the municipality historically belonged to Liège. The point shows a key, the symbol of St. Servatius. The village of Vlijtingen in the municipality historically was a possession of the St. Servatius church in Maastricht.

Wapen van/Blason de Riemst

The arms on a police badge (source)


Literature : Information provided by the Riemst Council, 2000.