Wortegem

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WORTEGEM

Province : Oost-Vlaanderen
Incorporated into : 1970 Wortegem-Petegem

Wapen van Wortegem

Official blazon

  • (1818) Van lazuur, beladen met een zonnebloem staande op een terras alles van goud.
  • (1846) D'azur, à une plante de tournesol d'or, nourrie sur un tertre de même.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on August 4, 1818 and again on October 29, 1846.

The arms show a sunflower. The meaning is not known. It probably symbolises the agriculture and/or the bright future ater the Napoleonic Wars. The flower was not part of the historical seal, or of any arms of historical owners of the village.

The colours are the Dutch national colours, as in 1813 the mayor applied without indicating the colours. The arms were thus granted in the national colours. When the arms were confirmed after the Belgian independence, the colours were not changed.

Wapen van/Blason de Wortegem

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930


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Literature : Servais, 1955