Örnsköldsvik

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ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK

Province (Landskap): Ångermanland
County (Län): Västernorrlands län
Additions : 1963 Arnäs; 1971 Anundsjö (1952 Skorped), Björna, Gideå, Grundsunda, Nätra (1952 Sidensjö), Själevad (1963 Mo), Trehörningsjö

Örnsköldsvik kommunvapen
Official blazon
Swedish
  • (1894) En sköld af silfver, vid hvars fot en böljande hafsvik är synlig, öfver hvilken sväfvar en svart örn med gyllene näbb och klor, hållande i dessa en blå sköld med Hans Majestät Konungens namnchiffer i guld.
  • (1974) I fält av silver en av karvskura bildad blå stam och däröver en flygande svart örn med fötter och näbb av guld, hållande i dessa en blå sköld med Oscar II:s krönta namnchiffer i guld|-
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1894 and again registered in 1974.

The arms are canting, the name means eagle-shield-bay. The small shield shows the monogram of King Oscar II. The arms are based on the canting arms of P.A. Örnsköld, the local governor at the end of the 18th century. The town received city rights in 1893 under the reign of King Oscar II, hence the use of his monogram.

Arms of Örnsköldsvik

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Arms of Örnsköldsvik

The arms on a matchbox label

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