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Region : Midtjylland
Amt (until 2007) : Ribe
Additions : 1970 Farup, Hjortlund, Hviding, Jernved, Kalvslund, Mandø, Obbekaer, Roager, Seem, Spandet, Vester Vedsted, Vilslev
Incorporated into : 2007 Esbjerg

Arms of Ribe


The arms were officially granted in 1938.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, known since 1295. The arms are a combination of the lions of Denmark and the local cathedral. Ribe was one of the most important cities in the 13th century and of great importance to the Danish Kings. The city thus had the right to use the Danish lions. The local bishop was also very powerful, thus the importance of the local cathedral.

Seal of Ribe

Seal from 1311
Seal of Ribe

Seal from 1511
Seal of Ribe

Seal from 1554
Arms of Ribe

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album, 1933

The arms as usedin the town:

Arms of Ribe

Arms of Ribe

Arms of Ribe

Arms of Ribe

The arms in the city (source)

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Literature: Achen, 1982; Zeuthen, 2000