Last modified: 2013-07-24 by zoltán horváth
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image by Mello Luchtenberg
The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted in the 16th Century, revised grant on 30 April 1925.
The image of these arms (and flag) exist in a seal for Dalecarlia from the 1520's, and it was used as arms at the funeral of King Gustavus I in 1560 (in the form of a "fana", a flag fastened on a pole and carried). The arrows in the arms are of a form characteristic for Dalecarlia.
A revised grant of the provincial arms was made on 30 April 1925, and the same arms were granted to the county on 15 May 1936.
· 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 29 September 2000
Official blazon in Swedish: "I blått fält två korslagda dalpilar av guld med silverspetsar och mellan dessa en öppen krona av först nämnda metall."
Blazoned in English: "Azure, two Dalecarlian Arrows Or in saltire point upwards
pointed Argent and in chief a Crown of the first."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 7 October 2000