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County of Blekinge (Sweden)

Blekinges län

Last modified: 2012-05-07 by zoltán horváth
Keywords: blekinge | tree: oak | crowns: 3 (yellow) | eradicated |
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[flag of Blekinge county]
illustration by Mello Luchtenberg
The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 14 September 1944.


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Description

About the flag

The flag of the county of Blekinge is a banner of the arms of the county, and it is the same as the flag (and arms) of (the historical province) Blekinge. The borders of the landskap (province) and the län (county) are approximately the same.
Elias Granqvist, 27 September 2000

Blazon

Official Blazon in Swedish

I blått fält en ek med tre kronor uppträdda på stammen, allt av guld.

Blazon in English

Azure, an Oak Tree eradicated Or ensigned with three Crowns palewise of the same.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 30 September 2000

Notes:

"Eradicated" is the blazon that roots of a tree are visible.
Željko Heimer, 07 October 2000

In Swedish heraldry, a tree is always supposed to be eradicated (with its roots showing) unless otherwise stated in the blazon. Therefore, there is no word in the official Swedish blazon for the arms of Blekinge corresponding to the word eradicated.
Elias Granqvist, 07 October 2000

Municipalities (Kommuner)

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

  • Karlshamn (1082)
  • Karlskrona (1080)
  • Olofström (1060)
  • Ronneby (1081)
  • Sölvesborg (1083)