Last modified: 2013-07-23 by zoltán horváth
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We have limited information on the flag of this municipality at this time/FOTW does not have its own image of it.
Official blazon in Swedish: "I blått fält ett eldstålsliknande C av silver."
Blazoned in English: No translation published at FOTW yet.
Other flags in Porvo
In 1809 present day Finland was taken from Sweden and made a Grand Duchy under
the Emperor of Russia. The first parliament for the new country was held in
Porvo. In 2009, special "flags" were raised along the streets of Porvo to
commemorate this. Information about this is available in Swedish at http://www.porvoo.fi/index.php?mid=2055&a=show&id=323 and images can be seen in a pdf file at http://www.porvoo.fi/easydata/customers/porvoo/files/Tiedotteet/090102valtiopaivaliput_liput.pdf.
The man protrayed on the flags is Baron Robert Wilhelm De Geer who was planning the event in 1809 and was elected land marshal (i.e. speaker) of the house of the nobility.
The flags were designed by graphic artist Paula Jääskeläinen.
Elias Granqvist, 25 July 2010