Gävle

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GÄVLE

Province (Landskap): Gästrikland
County (Län): Gävleborgs län
Additions : 1969 Hamrånge, Hedesunda, Hille; 1971 Valbo

Gävle kommunvapen

Official blazon

I blått fält en av vågskuror bildad bjälke av silver, åtföljd ovanför av två och nedanför av ett ankare av guld.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1941.

The arms show three anchors, for the harbour of the city, and a wavy bar for the Gavleån river.

From the 15th century onwards the seals and arms of the city only showed a letter G. When in 1940 the Swedish nave wanted to name a frigate Gävle, they needed the arms to decorate the ship. This resulted in a discussion on the arms of the city. Several proposals were made, for example with a phoenix or a fish, but finally the Swedish Heraldic Council proposed the current arms, which were granted in 1941.

Arms of Gävle

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Gävle

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992