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Region : Keski-Suomi
Former province : 1997-2009 Länsi-Suomi, 1960-1997 Keski-Suomi

Hankasalmi Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Mustassa kentässä aaltokoroinen hopeahirsi, jossa punainen vitsahankain.


The arms were granted on October 3, 1957.

The arms show an oar-lock (a lock to hold an oar in place), which is a canting element (hankain). The wavy bar is canting for the salmi (strait) part of the name.

Arms (crest) of Hankasalmi

The arms on a road sign
Coat of arms (crest) of Hankasalmi

The arms on the town hall

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

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