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HERALDRY OF THE WORLD : The main resource for civic heraldry since 1996

Heraldry of the World is a private website which is devoted only to civic heraldry, i.e. coats of arms of cities, states, municipalities, countries etc. It also includes an attempt to make a complete catalogue of heraldic (paper based) collector's items, again with the main focus on civic heraldry.

The wiki-part of the site contains at present 92,620 pages and 171,582 images, the total site has over 60.000 pages. There have been 992,971 pageviews since June 2010.

News ! New Coat of arms for the Netherlands. Based on a long political discussion, whether or not to keep the National arms of the Netherlands based on the arms of the Royal family, a decision has been made and a new law has been passed in Parliament. In this law it is stated that the arms would change to the arms of the Dutch Republic in the 17th century. The lion, arrows and sword remain, but the blue field and golden billets from the family arms have been replaced by a red shield. The Dutch Hoge Raad van Adel is now asked to provide a new (modern) design of the arms, to be introduced by January 1, 2016 on all government institutions. The image below is how the arms might look like.

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Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (stickers, papers, books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.

All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.