Helsingborg

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HELSINGBORG

Province (Landskap): Skåne
County (Län): Skåne län (until 1997 Malmöhus län)
Additions : 1918 Rau; 1919 Helsingsborgs landskommun; 1971 Kattarp (1952 Välinge), Mörarp (1952 Frillestad, Hässlunda, Kropp, Mörarp, Välluv), Vallåkra (1952 Bårslöv, Fjärestad, Kvistofta, Ottarp), Ödåkra (1952 Allerum, Fleninge)

Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

Official blazon

I fält av silver en från en uppskjutande, genomgående, krenelerad mur uppskjutande borg med en krenelerad kärna med en spetsig med ett utböjt kors krönt tornhuv, allt rött.

Origin/meaning

The arms are derived from the medieval seal of the city, which dates from the early 14th century. The seal shows most likely a large church behind a city wall. It has been assumed for a very long time that the church symbolised the local castle Kärnan, but archaeological research has shown that the castle was built after the seal was made. The arms were formally granted in 1916 and redefined in 1946.

Seal of Helsingborg

The historical seal
Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

Use of the arms:

Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms in the city
Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms on a manhole cover (2014)
Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms on a city wastebin (2014)
Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms on a city wastebin (2017)
Arms (crest) of Helsingborg

The arms on a flower pot (2014)


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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992

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