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Region : Sjælland
Amt (until 2007) : Storstrøm (until 1970 Præstø)
Additions : 1970 Kastrup, Køng, Lundby, Sværdborg, Udby, Vordingborg Landsdistrikt, Ørslev; 2007 Langebæk (1970 Kalvehave, Mern, Stensby, Øster Egesborg), Møn (1970 Bog, Borre, Damsholte, Elmelunde, Fanefjord, Keldby, Magleby, Nyord, Stege, Stege Landdistrikt), Præstø (1970 Allerslev, Beldringe, Bårse, Jungshoved, Præstø Landdistrikt, Skibinge)
The arms were officialy granted on February 21, 2007. The arms were newly designed after the municipal reform of 2007. I have no information on the meaning of these arms. Any information is welcome !
Before 2007 Vordingborg used the arms as shown below :
These arms are based on a seal known from 1501, which probably dates from the 14th century. The arms show the Vordingborg castle and the Masnedsund bay. The small figures above the castle are unexplained. All later seal, with one exception, and images show the same composition. Only the seal from 1610 shows the letters IHS.
Seal of Vordingborg from 1501.
Seal of Vordingborg from 1584.
Seal of Vordingborg from 1608.
Seal of Vordingborg from 1610, with a monogramm IHS.
The arms as shown in the Kaffe Hag album from the 1930s.
The arms as shown on a cigarette card from 1926
The arms on a cover (1979)
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Literature: Achen, 1982; Grandjean, 1937.