Borås

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BORÅS

Province (Landskap): Västergötland
County (Län): Västra Götalands län
Additions : 1971 Brämhult, Lysjö (partly, 1952 Hillared, Ljushult, Roasjö, Sexdrega); 1974 Bollebygd (re-establisehed 1995), Dalsjöfors (1967 Toarp (partly, 1952 Rångedala, Äspered), Fristad (1952 Borgstena, Gingri, Tämta, Tärby, Vänga), Sandhult (1952 Bredared), Viskafors (1961 Kinnarumma, Seglora)

Arms (crest) of Borås

Official blazon

I rött fält två ullsaxar av silver, den högra störtad.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1939 and again registered in 1974.

The two sheep-shears area already seen on the oldest seal of the city dating from 1622. The arms thus never changed composition, although the position of the two shears has changed during the years.

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The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
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The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Arms of Borås

The arms in the town (from facebook)
Arms of Borås

The arms on a local coin

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992