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PORVOO - BORGÅ

Region : Uusimaa (2009-2011 (Itä-Uusimaa)
Former province : 1997-2009 Etelä-Suomi, until 1997 Uusimaa
Additions : 1997 Porvoon maalaiskunta

Porvoo Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Sinisessä kentässä hopeinen, tulusraudanmuotoinen C-kirjain.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 1, 1960.

The arms show an old letter C. Already the town's seal showed only the letter C, probably derived from the word castrum (fortress).

Seal of Porvoo

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Porvoo

Seal from around 1900
Arms of Porvoo

The arms on a road sign
Arms of Porvoo

The arms on the town hall
Arms of Porvoo

Postal cancellation 1946

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