Kungsbacka

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KUNGSBACKA

Province (Landskap): Halland
County (Län): Hallands län
Additions: 1969 Tölö (1952 Älvsåker); 1971 Särö (1952 Vallda, Släp); 1974 Fjärås (1952 Förlanda, Hanhals), Löftadalen (1952 Frillesås, Gällinge, Idala, Landa, Ölmevalla), Onsala

Arms of Kungsbacka
Official blazon
Swedish

I blått fält en kvinnlig helgonfigur av silver, hållande i höger hand en stav och i vänster en kalk, båda av guld.

English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The arms was approved in 1948 and again for the enlarged Kungsback in 1974. The Seal of the City of Kungsbacka, known since the 1580ies show a Female Saint.
As the city church was dedicated to St Gertrud, it is thought that the seal represents her. But the Attribute of St Gertrud is a Church Model not a staff.
The City however wanted the Figure with a Staff, and so it was approved.

Kungsbacka.jpg

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Kunsbacka.hagse.jpg

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

Literature: Nevéus and de Waern, 1992


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