Hudiksvall

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HUDIKSVALL

Province (Landskap): Hälsingland
County (Län): Gävleborgs län
Additions : 1952 Idenor; 1965 Hälsingtuna (1952 Rogsta); 1971 Bjuråker (1952 Norrbo), Delsbo, Forsa (1952 Hög), Iggesund (1963 Enånger, Njutånger (1952 Nianfors))

Hudiksvall kommunvapen
Official blazon
Swedish
  • (1930) I rött fält tre avhuggna bockhuvuden av silver, ordnade 2 och 1, med blå beväring
  • (2006) I rött fält tre avhuggna bockhuvuden av silver, ordnade 2 och 1|-
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1930, registered in 1974 and the new arms (without the blue horns) were registered in 2006.

The arms are based on the seal of the city from 1580. The goat heads are probably derived from the arms of Hälsingland. In 1930 the arms were shown with blue horns, but in historical sources the horns were silver. This was corrected in 2006.

It is interesting that in time the heads have been both facing left as well as right, see images below.

Arms of Hudiksvall

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Hudiksvall

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

The arms from 1930-2006
Arms of Hudiksvall

Greeting card, 1950s
Arms of Hudiksvall

Greeting card, 1950s

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992