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image by Elias Grandqvist
The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted in 1560, revised grant on 14 October 1938.
When the arms were granted to the province in 1560, it was perhaps the first
time the moose was used as a heraldic charge. This animal is a common animal in
the Swedish forests.
Elias Grandqvist, 11 April 2004
Official blazon in Swedish: "I ett med blå kulor bestrött fält av silver en röd älg med gyllene beväring."
Blazoned in English: "Argent Hurty a Moose stantant Gules attired and hoofed
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 30 September 2000