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KERAVA

Region : Uusimaa
Former province : 1997-2009 Etelä-Suomi, until 1997 Uusimaa

Kerava Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Sinisessä kentässä yläreunaltaan lohenpyrstökoroinen kultahirsi.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 22, 1955.

The arms show a salmon-tailed fess, which symbolise the importance of the salmon industry for the town.

The arms replaced older arms, adopted in 1946.

Kerava Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

These arms showed a letter K and a cogwheel for industry. The division-per-pine indicated the (former) forests in the area.


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Literature : Pirinen, K. Local coats of arms in Finland (Suomen kunnallisvaakunat), Vantaa, 1982, 216 p.