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by Jarig Bakker, 26 Apr 2005
adopted 2 Mar 1978, design: Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek
Sint Maarten had 2119 inhabitants in the settlements Sint Maarten (seat),
Eenigenbrug, Groenveld, Stroet, Rijp, Valkkoog.
Here remains were found of the "dwangburcht" (coercive castle?) Nuwendoorn of Count Floris V of Holland (13th century). In 1478 Sint Maarten, Eenigenbrug and Valkkoog formed one legal area, and remained virtually unchanged till now.
The arms show St. Martin presenting a kind of ring or wreath to the beggar.
The saint is still popular and 11 November is celebrated with gusto every year.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 17 (119) 26.
Jarig Bakker, 26 Apr 2005
Arms: azure St. Martin or.
St. Martin presents on this image a kind of ring or wreath to the beggar.