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Province : West-Vlaanderen
Additions: 1970 Uitkerke

Wapen van Blankenberge

Official blazon

  • (1841) Een zwart veld, met eene zilveren bende vergezeld beneden van eenen berg met twee leegere bergtoppen, ook van zilver.
  • (1987) In sabel een dwarsbalk van zilver, vergezeld in de schildvoet van een uitkomende drieberg van hetzelfde. Het schild getopt met een stedekroon met vijf torentjes van goud.


The arms were granted by royal decree on January 9, 1841 and confirmed on October 13, 1987.

The base of the shield shows three canting mountains (Blankenberge means white/clear-mountains). The meaning of the silver bar in a black field is not known, it may be derived from the important dynasty of Van Borssele.

The oldest seal of the city, known from 1330, shows above a fish a white rock in a sea. A second seal, known since 1542 shows the same composition, but with two stars above the rock. The present arms are first mentioned in 1697.

Wapen van/Blason de Blankenberge

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

The arms on a police badge (source)

Literature : Servais, M. : Armorial des provinces et des communes de Belgique. Liege, 1955, 1041 p


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