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illustration by Mello
The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 17 November 1939.
The county consist of a large part of the former province of Upland (Uppland) and use the same arms (and flag, a
banner of the arms) as Upland.
Elias Granqvist, 01 October 2000
I rött fält ett riksäpple av guld
Gules, a Royal Orb Or gemmed of the field and Azure with the cross bottoned
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 04 October 2000
The arms of Upland was granted at the time of the funeral of Gustavus I (1560); a revised grant was made on 17 November 1939. The orb would probably be a sign for Upland as the province of Sweden was (and still is) the political centre of Sweden.
· C.G.U. Scheffer: Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer, 1967 [sch67]
Elias Granqvist 1 October 2000
The following communes are in this county (lan). The codes following the name are assigned by Sweden for statistical purposes.