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Ostrobothnia (Finland)

Pohjanmaa, Österbotten

Last modified: 2005-04-09 by phil nelson
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[Flag of Ostrobothnia] by António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 March 2001

The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted in 1560.

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About the flag

NB: The ermines are not ermine.
Lewis A. Nowitz, 13 March 2002


Official blazon in Finnish: "Sinisessä kentässä kuusu juoksevaa hopeista kärppää, joiden hännänpäät mustat, sijoitettuina 2:2:2. Kruunu: kreivikunnan kruunu."

Official blazon in Swedish: "I blått fält sex springande hermeliner av silver ordnade 2:2:2, svansspetsarna svarta. Skölden krönes med grevskapets krona."

Blazoned in English: "Azure, six ermines 2:2:2 courant argent, tail-tips sable. The shield's crown is a count's crown."
English blazon by Lewis A. Nowitz, 13 March 2002