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KOUVOLA

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.

Origin/meaning

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.

Kouvola.jpg

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.