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ACRI

Region : Calabria
Province : Cosenza

Stemma di Acri

Official blazon

D'azzurro, a tre monti al naturale, uscenti dalla punta, sormontati da tre stelle (6) d'argento poste in fascia.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 3, 1952.

The arms show the Montes fertiles; the three hills on which ancient town of Acri was built.

Before 1952 the arms were slightly different, see below. The arms also showed the letters V.A. for "Vniversitatis Acrae", i.e. the Community of Acri. The word Vniversitatis (University) is the administrative name of ancient townships.

Stemma di Acri

The arms in the Brioschi albums 1930s


Literature : Anonymous : 500 Stemmi di comuni Italiani. Milano, 1940; background provided by Sergio Sanna, Italy.