Lens (Hainaut)

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LENS

Province : Hainaut
Additions: 1977 Bauffe, Cambron-Saint-Vincent, Lombise, Montignies-lez-Lens

Armoiries de Lens (Hainaut)

Official blazon

De gueules à trois lions d'argent, armés, lampassés et couronnés d'or.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 30, 1999.

The arms are based on the seal of Lens used from 1572 until 1794. The municipality first applied for arms in 1939, but due to the Second World War the procedure was cancelled. In 1954 the municipality tried again, but, as there were already more arms with three lions, the heraldic council wanted to simplify the arms and add the letter L. In 1964 the municipality gave up. Finally in 1999 the arms were granted after all.

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