Opwijk

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Wapen van Opwijk/Arms (crest) of Opwijk
OPWIJK

Country : Belgium
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Province :
Vlaams-Brabant
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  • (1819) Van lazuur beladen met het beeld van den Heiligen Paulus.
  • (1993) In lazuur een Sint-Paulus, houdende in de rechterhand een zwaard en in de linkerhand een boek, het geheel van goud.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 15, 1819 and again on July 20, 1993.

The arms show St. Paul, the patron saint of the village. The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the village, known since the 17th century. As the municipality only send a seal to the Dutch College of Arms in 1818 and no colours were known, the arms were granted in the Dutch national colours.

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Literature: Servais, 1955


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