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Vastmanland (Sweden)

Västmanland

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[Flag of Västmanland] by Mello Luchtenberg
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 Željko Heimer, 4 October 2000