La Louvière

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LA LOUVIÈRE

Province : Hainaut
Additions: 1977 Boussoit, Haine-Saint-Paul, Haine-Saint-Pierre, Houdeng-Aimeries, Houdeng-Goegnies, Maurage, Saint-Vaast, Strépy-Bracquegnies, Trivières

Armoiries de La Louvière

Official blazon

  • (1954) D'azur d la fasce d'argent, accompagnée en chef de trois merlettes du même, rangées, et en pointe d'une louve romaine au naturel.
  • (1978) D'azur à la fasce d'argent, accompagnée en chef de trois merlettes du méme, rangées, et en pointe d'une louve romaine au naturel.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 5, 1954 and again on May 16, 1978.

The arms are based on the arms of the Aulne Abbey, which owned the village for several centuries. To the arms of the abbey a canting she-wolf (louve) was added in the base of the shield.

Wapen van/Blason de La Louvière

The arms on a 1960s postcard
Wapen van/Blason de La Louvière

The arms on a 1969 cover
Wapen van/Blason de La Louvière

The arms on a police badge (source)

Literature: Servais, 1955


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