Mönsterås

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MÖNSTERÅS

Province (Landskap): Småland
County (Län): Kalmar län
Additions : 1952 Creating Mönsterås rural municipality; 1974 Fliseryd, Ålem

Mönsterås kommunvapen

Official blazon

Sköld, genom ett sänkt mantelsnitt, utformat som fjällskura, delad av rött och av silver samt med ett johanniterkors av silver i det röda fältet.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on June 3, 1955 and registered in 1978.

The partition per chevron stands for the ridge on which Mönsterås developed. The cross of St. John stands for the medieval Kronobäck monastery of the Order of St. John, which was situated south from the present municipal centre.


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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992