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Region : Midtjylland
Amt (until 2007) : Ribe
Additions : 1970 Andst, Gesten, Læborg, Malt, Veerst-Bække; 2007 Brørup (1970 Folding, Lindknud), Holsted (1970 Åstrup, Føvling), Rødding (1970 Hjerting, Jels, Lintrup Sogn, Skodborg, Skrave, Sønder Hygum, Øster Lindet)

Coat of arms (crest) of Vejen


Vejen has had 4 arms the last century.

The current arms were adopted after the mergers in 2007.

I have no information on the meaning of these arms.

The first arms were officially granted in 1932.

The arms show a troll, based on a statue in the town made by Niels Hansen Jacobsen, a well-known Danish sculptor. The statue was erected in 1922 and in the same year the municipality adopted the troll in silver on a red field.

Coat of arms (crest) of Vejen

In 1932 the arms were changed; the troll was placed in the upper half of the shield, in the lower half symbols for agriculture and industry (ears and a wheel) were placed.

Coat of arms (crest) of Vejen

These arms were used until 1977, when the arms below were granted. The new division of the shield is based on the division between East- and West Jylland as the municipality is in the middle of Jylland. The horizontal division symbolises the old trading route, which crosses the Highway 1 in Vejen.

Coat of arms (crest) of Vejen
Coat of arms (crest) of Vejen

The current arms on a road sign
Coat of arms (crest) of Vejen

The old arms in the village (2012)

Literature: Achen, 1982; Zeuthen, 2000

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