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Botkyrka (Sweden)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 16 March 2016


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Overview

The flag of the Swedish municipality of Botkyrka displays an image of St. Botvid. This medieval saint has his nameday on the 28th of July. He was killed on that day in 1120 by a former slave who he had freed by buying him from his owner.
Elias Granqvist, 28 July 2010


The Flag

It is a banner-of-arms, showing St. Botvid in yellow on a red field, holding a white axe in his right hand and a white fish in his left hand.
Elias Granqvist, 28 July 2010

Here is flag of Botkyrka.
Tomislav Šipek, 16 March 2016


Blazon

Official blazon in Swedish: "I rött fält en stående med gloria försedd Sankt Botvidsbild av guld, hållande i högra handen en yxa och i den vänstra en fisk, båda av silver."