Kymenlaakso

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KYMENLAAKSO REGION

Former province : Häme, Uusimaa, Karelia
Created : 2010 from parts of Etelä-Suomi

Arms of Kymenlaakso

Official blazon

  • (fi) Katkoisen kilven sinisessä yläkentässä hyppäävä kultavaruksinen lohi; hopeisessa alakentässä reunoihin asti ulottuva hopeinen verkko.
  • (sv) Skölden delad av blått, vari en uppstigande, hoppande lax av silver med beväring av guld, och av silver, vari ett genomgående blått nät.

Origin/meaning

The arms were first designed for the area in 1951, as the are was at that time a part of the Kymi province. In 1997 it became a sub-region in Etelä-Suomi province. When the province of Etelä-Suomi was abolished, it became a separate region.

The arms were adopted again for the sub-region in 1997.

The arms show a salmon and fishing net, as the region is named after the Kymijoki river, a major salmon river and fishing was an important activity in the history of the area.


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Literature : Iltanen, 2013.