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County of Jönköping (Sweden)

Jönköpings län

Last modified: 2014-05-29 by zoltán horváth
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[flag of Jönköping county] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg


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Description

About the flag

The county is situated in north Småland and has gotten its name from the county capital, Jönköping. The flag is a banner of the arms, and consists of the arms of Jönköping and above this a chief with the three yellow crowns on blue from the Swedish state arms. The arms were granted on 12 June 1942, based on earlier use of arms (not granted) where the upper blue field took up half the shield and with the crowns placed two above one - the new design was considered more appealing.

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 2000-Sep-30

Blazon

Official Blazon in Swedish

I rött fält en från en av en vågskura bildad blå stam uppskjutande krenelerad borg av silver med tre krenelerade torn, det mellersta högst, svarta fönster, dörrar och port samt upphissat portgaller av silver och däröver en med tre bjälkvis ordnade kronor av guld belagd blå ginstam.

Blazon in English

Gules, a Castle with three towers Argent masoned windowed and gated Sable issuant from a Base wavy Azure and on a Chief of the last three Crowns Or in fess.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 31 September 2000


Historical Information

See also:

The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 12 June 1942.


Municipalities (Kommuner)

The following communes are in this county (lan). The codes following the name are assigned by Sweden for statistical purposes.

  • Aneby (0604)
  • Eksjö (0686)
  • Gislaved (0662)
  • Gnosjö (0617)
  • Habo (0643)
  • Jönköping (0680)
  • Mullsjö (0642)
  • Nässjö (0682)
  • Sävsjö (0684)
  • Tranås (0687)
  • Vaggeryd (0665)
  • Värnamo (0683)
  • Vetlanda (0685)