Pohja

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POHJA - POJO

Region : Uusimaa
Former province : 1997-2009 Etelä-Suomi, until 1997 Uusimaa
Incorporated into : 2009 Raasepori

Pohja Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Hopeakentässä sininen kärki, jossa hopealilja; saatteena kärjen kummallakin puolella sininen raudanmerkki.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 10, 1953.

The arms show in the chief two iron symbols, as already in the 17th century iron mining and metal manufacturing started in the area. The large metal company, Fiskars, was founded here in 1649 and still exists.

The blue point refers to the bay and the silver fleur-de-lys is the symbol of Saint Mary and refers to the 15th century St. Mary;s church in the village.

Arms of Pohja

The arms on a road sign
Arms of Pohja

The arms on the town hall


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