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Region : Midtjylland
Amt (until 2007) : Ringkøbing
Additions : 1970 Borbjerg, Idum, Mejdal, Mejrup, Måbjerg, Navr-Sir, Nørre Felding, Råsted, Tvis; 2007 Ulfborg-Vemb (1970 Gjørding-Vemb-Bur, Husby, Madum, Staby, Sønder Nissum, Ulfborg), Vinderup (1970 Ejsing, Handbjerg, Ryde, Sahl)

Arms (crest) of Holstebro


The arms were officially registered in 1938.

The arms are based on a seal of the city, which is known from 1584, but are likely much older. The arms show St. George with the dragon on a canting bridge (bro). St. George was the city's patron saint.

Seal of Holstebro

Seal from 1584
Seal of Holstebro

Seal from 1648
Seal of Holstebro

Seal from 1648
Seal of Holstebro

Seal from 1655
Arms (crest) of Holstebro

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album, 1933

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Literature: Achen, 1982; Zeuthen, 2000