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VIKA

Province (Landskap): Dalarna
County (Län): Kopparbergs län
Incorporated into : 1971 Falun

Vika kommunvapen

Official blazon

I blått fält två korslagda slagor, i övre vinkeln åtföljda av en sexuddig stjärna, allt av guld.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on October 6, 1944.

The Star is from the Arms of Markvard Olofsson, who was active in the Area during the later part of the 15th Century, and supported the building of the Parish Church.
His Greatgreatgrandson was Georg Stiernheilm (1598-1672), "Father of the Swedish Poetry", who upon enoblement took the Star in his Arms. The threshers symbolises Gustaf Eriksson (Vasa) and his flight through the Province in 1520. During which in disguish stayed at the Rankhyttan Farm where his threshed in the Barn.

Seal of Vika

The seal from 1643

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Literature : Svärdström, 1952