Borgerhout

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BORGERHOUT

Province : Antwerpen
Incorporated into : 1982 Antwerpen

Wapen van Borgerhout

Official blazon

Een rood veld met dry zilveren kepers, en over het geheel eenen zilveren schild met eenen groenen boom.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on January 28, 1843.

Borgerhout was created as a separate municipality from Deurne in 1836. The new council applied in 1843 for the use of arms. The council applied for the use of the same arms as Deurne, as the municipality historically belonged to Deurne. Also, the tree in the arms was a canting symbol for Hout (wood).

The College of Arms decided that the use of the same arms was not allowed, but when the background colour was changed from blue to red, the arms would be sufficiently different. The council agreed and the arms were granted.

Wapen van/Blason de Borgerhout

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

The arms on a police badge (source)
Wapen van/Blason de Borgerhout

The arms on a police badge (source)

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Literature : Servais, 1955