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by Erik Göthe
The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms dating from 1376, formally granted on 19 January 1934.
The man in the Stockholm arms should be St. Erik (patron saint of Sweden) but when the city wanted to standardize the arms in the 1930's, the artist used a statue in an old church as a model, a statue that later on has been identified as St. Olof (patron saint of Norway - though very appreciated in Sweden too in the catholic era).
Elias Granqvist, 2000-Oct-03
contributed by Dov Gutterman
Södermalm is a part of Stockholm. The yellow blotch on the flag is a map of the area. It is one of the oldest suburbs of Stockholm.
Erik Göthe, 1999-Jan-13
[Note: This is an unofficial flag]