Troisvierges

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TROISVIERGES

Armoiries de Troisvierges

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 3, 1982.

The main division of the shield is derived from the arms of the Estet of Clervaux, to which the village belonged for a long time. The original arms showed in the red chief three small birds. In the arms of Troisvierges the chief was enlarged and the birds were replaced by three virgins as a canting element (Troisvierges means three virgins). The three virgins represent officially Hope, Virtue and Charity.

The mountain in the lower part of the shield represents the Oesling region, the highest in Luxembourg.
On the hill is placed a railway and a wheel, symbolising the importance of the railroad for the development of the village.
The cross is derived from the oldest known document in which the village is named, a document by Pope Cornelius. The cross is a papal symbol.


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Literature : Loutsch, J-C. et al.; Armorial communal du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Fisch, Luxembourg, 1989, 331 p.


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