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Region : Sydjylland
Additions : 1970 Haderslev, Sønderborg, Tønder (partly), Åbenrå

Arms of Sønderjylland

Official blazon


The arms were granted in 1980, but have been used since 1245
The two blue lions are the historical arms of the Dukes of South Jylland, or Schleswig (see Schleswig-Holstein). The lions hold the Danish banner, to indicate that the region was a Danish possession. The region has been for many centuries disputed by the Danish Kings and the Dukes of Schleswig(-Holstein) (later by the Kings of Prussia), hence the importance of the banner at the time.

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Literature: Achen, 1982