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County of Gävleborg (Sweden)

Gävleborgs län

Last modified: 2020-04-05 by christopher oehler
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[flag of Gävleborg county] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg

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About the flag

The County of Gävleborg consists of an area about the same as the two provinces Gästrikland and Hälsingland. Its arms is a shield quartered of the two provincial arms, the elk for Gästrikland and the goat for Hälsingland; the quartered form was chosen so that the animals would not be too stretched out in the fields.
Elias Granqvist 27 September 2000


Official Blazon in Swedish

"Kvadrerad sköld, i fält I ochIV Gästriklands vapen, fält II och III Hälsinglands."
(The arms of Gästrikland are blazoned: "I ett med blåaring; kulor bestrött fält av silver en röd älg med gyllene beväring"; the arms of Hälsingland are blazoned: "I svart fält en gyllene bock med röd beväring".)

Blazon in English

Quartered, Argent Hurty an Elk stantant Gules attired and hoofed Or, and Sable, a Goat rampant Or attired and hoofed Gules.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 30 September 2000

Historical Information

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The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 14 October 1938.

Municipalities (Kommuner)

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

  • Bollnäs (2183)
  • Gävle (2180)
  • Hofors (2104)
  • Hudiksvall (2184)
  • Ljusdal (2161)
  • Nordanstig (2132)
  • Ockelbo (2101)
  • Ovanåker (2121)
  • Sandviken (2181)
  • Söderhamn (2182)