Dunkerque

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DUNKERQUE

Département : Nord
Additions : 1970 Malo-les-Bains; 1972 Rosendael; 1980 Mardyck; 2010 Fort-Mardyck, Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

Blason de Dunkerque / Arms of Dunkirk

Official blason

Coupé: au 1er d'or à un lion léopardé de sable, armé et lampassé de gueules, au 2e d'argent à un dauphin couché d'azur, barbé, crêté, lorré, oreillé et peautré de gueules.

Origin/meaning

The fish is the oldest known symbol of the city and can already be seen on a seal of the city from 1244. The lion is the lion of Flandre/Vlaanderen as the city was made into a larger port by the Counts of Vlaanderen in the 13 and 14th centuries.

Blason de Dunkerque

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Dunkerque

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens


Literature : J.J. Lartigue, Armorial général des communes de France, Paris, 1995; Info from Dirk Hillebrandt, Belgium. Image by Massimo Ghirardi.


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