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Province (Landskap): Jämtland
County (Län): Jämtlands län
Additions : 1971 Brunflo (1952 Lockne, Marieby), Frösö, Hackås (partly, 1952 Näs, Sunne), Hallen (partly, 1952 Marby, Norderön), Lit (1952 Kyrkås; 1963 Häggenås)

Östersund kommunvapen

Official blazon

  • (1911) Ett framåtvändt älghufvud i silfver på blått fält.
  • (1974) I blått fält ett framåtvänt älghuvud av silver.


The arms were officially granted on June 9, 1911 and again registered in 1974.

The arms are based on the 19th century seal of the town, which showed an elk (or deer) head with a letter O. IN 1911 the letter was removed and the head was described as an elk.

Arms of Östersund

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Östersund

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992