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Västmanland (Sweden)

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[Flag of Västmanland] [FIS Code] by Mello Luchtenberg, September 2000

The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted in 1560, revised grant on 30 June 1943.


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About the flag

These arms come from the funeral of Gustavus I in 1560. A burning mountain is an old symbol for a mine, in this case the mines in the province, especially the silver mine in Sala.

Sources:
· C. Nevéus/B.J. de Wærn: Ny svensk vapenbok, 1992 [
nev92]
· C.G.U. Scheffer: Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer, 1967 [sch67]

Elias Granqvist, 3 October 2000


Blazon

Official blazon in Swedish: "I fält av silver ett blått, uppskjutande treberg med tre röda lågor."

Blazoned in English: "Argent, in base tripple Mount Azure issuant from each Flames Gules."

English blazon by Zeljko Heimer, 4 October 2000






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