Last modified: 2005-06-03 by phil nelson
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The flag is a banner of the arms. The arms were granted to the province in 1567 (to replace arms from 1560 which had a wolverine in them). The eagle was for a long time black on gold, but at the revised grant on 19 June 1936, the original colours were retaken.
· C. Nevéus/B.J. de Wærn: Ny svensk vapenbok, 1992 [nev92]
· C.G.U. Scheffer: Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer, 1967 [sch67]
Elias Granqvist 2000-Oct-02
Official blazon in Swedish: "I fält av silver en blå örn med röd beväring."
Blazoned in English: "Argent, an Eagle displayed Azure beaked, langued
and membered Gules."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 2000-Oct-04