Ångermanland

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ÅNGERMANLAND

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Official blazon

I blått fält tre bjälkvis ställda laxar av silver över varandra, den mellersta vänstervänd, samtliga med röd beväring.

Origin/meaning

Ångermanland was represented in the procession at Gustav Vasas funeral 1560 with arms showing a salmon jumping over a fishing net. Under John III's time it was changed to three salmon, but there is also a variant with three salmon and the net.

In 1885 the arms with the three salmon were officially described.

Arms of Ångermanland

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992