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illustration by Mello Luchtenberg
The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 17 November 1939.
The arms of Uppland was granted at the time of the funeral of Gustavus I (1560); a revised grant was made on 17 November 1939. The orb would probably be a sign for Uppland as the province of Sweden was (and still is) the political centre of Sweden.
The County of Uppsala consist of a large part of the historical province of Uppland and use the same arms (and flag, a
banner of the arms) as Uppland. The arms of Uppland also makes up one field in the arms of the County of Stockholm and is therefore also present in its flag.
Elias Granqvist, 01 October 2000 and 09 October 2010
I rött fält ett riksäpple av guld.
Gules, a Royal Orb Or gemmed of the field and Azure with the cross bottoned Argent.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 04 October 2000
· C.G.U. Scheffer: Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer, 1967 [sch67]
Elias Granqvist, 01 October 2000