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Region : Syddanmark
Amt (until 2007) : Fyn (until 1970 Svendborg)
Additions : 1970 Avernakø, Brahetrolleborg, Diernæs, Fåborg Landdistrikt, Horne, Håstrup, Lyø, Svanninge, Vester Åby, Åstrup, Øster Hæsinge
Incorporated into : 2007 Fåborg-Midtfyn
The arms are known from a seal from 1524, but its style indicates an origin in the early 14th century.
The arms show the city walls and the position at the coast. The upper part shows the so-called Holy Land House, which was destroyed in 1396 and probably was used as the city hall.
Seal of Fåborg from 1524.
Seal of Fåborg from 1635.
Seal of Fåborg from 1660.
Seal of Fåborg from 1608.
The arms as shown on a banner from 1898 (collection De Fynske Landsby)
The arms as shown in the Kaffe Hag album from the 1930s.
The arms as shown on a cigarette card from 1926
The arms on a cover
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© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink
Literature: Achen, 1982; Grandjean, 1937