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Gästrikland (Sweden)

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[Flag of Gästrikland] by Elias Grandqvist

The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted in 1560, revised grant on 14 October 1938.

 


 

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About the flag

When the arms were granted to the province in 1560, it was perhaps the first time the moose was used as a heraldic charge. This animal is a common animal in the Swedish forests.
Elias Grandqvist, 11 April 2004


Blazon

Official blazon in Swedish: "I ett med blå kulor bestrött fält av silver en röd älg med gyllene beväring."

Blazoned in English: "Argent Hurty a Moose stantant Gules attired and hoofed Or."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 30 September 2000

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