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Region : Kymenlaakso
Former province : Uusimaa
Additions : 2009 Anjalankoski (1975 Anjala, Sippola), Elimäki, Jaala, Kuusankoski, Valkeala

Kouvola Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

  • (1952) Mustassa kentässä hopeinen vinoristi, jossa kaksi punalehtistä avainta ristissä.
  • (2009) Mustalla kilvellä hopeinen aaltokoroinen tyviö ja kultainen liljapäinen, kuusipuolainen sideruusuke.


The arms were granted on January 1, 2009.

The base shows the Kymi river. The escarbuncle has six points, one for each of the former municipalities. The colours are t

The previous arms were granted on February 1, 1952.


The cross and the keys symbolise the geographic position of the town as a trading centre.

Arms of Kouvola

The old arms on a road sign
Arms of Kouvola

The new arms on a road sign

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Literature : Pirinen, K. Local coats of arms in Finland (Suomen kunnallisvaakunat), Vantaa, 1982, 216 p.