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Province : Oost-Vlaanderen
Additions : 1975 Bazel, Rupelmonde

Wapen van Kruibeke/Coat of arms (crest) of Kruibeke

Official blazon

  • (1818) Van sinople, beladen met een eenhoorn van zilver.
  • (1847) De sinople, à une licorne passante d'argent
  • (1987) Doorsneden van keel en van zilver. Het schild getopt met een uitkomende eenhoorn van zilver.


The arms were granted in 1818 confirmed on February 16, 1847 and in a new design granted on November 17, 1987.

The meaning and origin of the unicorn is not known. After the mergers in 1977 the municipality initially continued the arms with the unicorn. In 1987 the new arms were grnated, showing the arms of the de Lanfranchi family. Jacob de Lanfranchi bought the Kruibeke estate in 1594 and the family ruled the village until 1799. As a crest the family used a unicorn, which may be the origin of the unicorn in the 1819 arms.


The arms from 1818/1847
Wapen van/Blason de Kruibeke

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

The arms on a police badge (source)

Literature: Servais, 1955

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