Beringen (Limburg)

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Province : Limburg
Additions : 1976 Beverlo, Koersel, Paal

Wapen van Beringen (Limburg) / Arms of Beringen (Limburg)

Official blazon

  • (1981) Gedeeld 1. gedwarsbalkt van tien stukken van goud en van keel, 2. in zilver een rechtopstaande beer van natuurlijke kleur met een neusring van sabel.


The arms were officially granted on May 30, 1853 and again on February 11, 1981.

The arms show the barred shield of the Counts of Loon, and a canting bear (Beer). The oldest, 14th century, seals show a bear chained to a pole and a small shield of Loon. Later seals showed arms with a bear and a free quarter with the Loon arms. The present arms appear in the 17th century.

Wapen van/Blason de Beringen (Limburg)

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Beringen (Limburg)

The arms on a police badge (source)

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Literature : Servais, 1955