Norrköping

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NORRKÖPING

Province (Landskap): Östergötland
County (Län): Östergötlands län
Additions : 1917 Östra Eneby; 1918 Sankt Johannes; 1936 Borg; 1952 Styrstad, Tingstad; 1971 Kolmården (1952 Krokek, Kvarsebo), Kvillinge 1952 Simonstorp), Skärblacka (1952 Kullerstad, Vånga; 1963 Norsholm (1952 Kimstad, Skärkind)); 1974 Vikbolandet (1967 Västra Vikbolandet (1952 Dagsberg, Furingstad, Konungsund, Kuddby, Tåby, Å, Östra Stenby) Östra Vikbolandet (1952 Häradshammar, Jonsberg, Rönö, Östra Husby, Östra Ny)

Norrköping kommunvapen

Official blazon

I fält av guld en på en röd tronstol sittande blåklädd S:t Olofsbild med krona av guld och blå gloria, yxa och riksäpple.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1936.

The arms are based on the old seal of the city, known from 1367, and show the local patron saint at the time, the Norwegian St. Olaf. A second, smaller, seal from the 15th century shows a shield with a crowned N and an axe. Both compositions have been used as arms for the city. Only around 1900 the State Heraldic Office decided on the use of the arms based on the oldest seal. It took, however, until 1936 before the arms were officially granted.

Arms of Norrköping

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Norrköping

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935


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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992

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