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Province (Landskap): Öland
County (Län): Kalmar län
Additions : 1969 Gärdslösa (1952 Högsrum, Långlöt, Runsten, Räpplinge), Köpingsvik (1952 Alböke, Bredsätra, Egby, Föra, Köping, Löt); 1974 Ölands-Åkerbo (1952 Böda, Högby, Källa, Persnäs)


Official blason
I blått fält en av en vågskura bildad stam och däröver en borg, allt av silver; portar och fönster blå|- |English | No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation |}


The arms were first granted in 1877 to Borgholm city, and on October 8, 1982 for Borgholm municpality.

The arms show in the upper half the local Borgholm Castle, as it looked in the 18th century. Presently only a ruin remains. The base indicates that the city was a harbour and the that the new municipality is surrounded on three sides by water.


The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

Use of the arms in the municipality:

Arms of Borgholm

Waste bin with the arms, 2011
Arms of Borgholm

Roadsign with the arms, 2011

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Literature: Nevéus and de Waern, 1992