Sammatti

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SAMMATTI

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

Sammatti Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 20, 1964.

The arms show a maple leaf and fruits which symbolise on the one hand the local nature and on the other Elian Lönnrot (lönn is Swedish for maple). He originated from the village and was a 19th century physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for compiling Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, from national folk tales that he gathered during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.

Arms of Sammatti

The arms on a road sign
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The arms on the town hall

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