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County of Gävleborg (Sweden)

Gävleborgs län

Last modified: 2002-02-01 by elias granqvist
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[Flag of Gävleborgs län] [FIS Code] by Mello Luchtenberg, September 2000

The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted on 14 October 1938.

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About the flag

The County of Gävleborg consists of an area about the same as the two provinces Gästrikland and Hälsingland. Its arms is a shield quarted of the two provincial arms, the elk for Gästrikland and the goat for Hälsingland; the quartered form was chosen so that the animals would not be too stretched out in the fields.

Elias Granqvist 27 September 2000


Official blazon in Swedish: "Kvadrerad sköld, i fält I och IV Gästriklands vapen, fält II och III Hälsinglands."
(The arms of Gästrikland are blazoned: "I ett med blå kulor bestrött fält av silver en röd älg med gyllene beväring"; the arms of Hälsingland are blazoned: "I svart fält en gyllene bock med röd beväring".)

Blazoned in English: "Quartered, Argent Hurty an Elk stantant Gules attired and hoofed Or, and Sable, a Goat rampant Or attired and hoofed Gules."

English blazon by Zeljko Heimer, 30 September 2000

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