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County of Upsala (Sweden)

Uppsala län

Last modified: 2007-06-09 by phil nelson
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[flag of Upsala county] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg
The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 17 November 1939.

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About the flag

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


Official Blazon in Swedish

I rött fält ett riksäpple av guld

Blazon in English

Gules, a Royal Orb Or gemmed of the field and Azure with the cross bottoned Argent.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 04 October 2000

Historical Information: Upland (Uppland) Province

[flag of Upland] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg

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

Municipalities (Kommuner)

The following communes are in this county (lan). The codes following the name are assigned by Sweden for statistical purposes.

  • Älvkarleby (0319)
  • Enköping (0381)
  • Håbo (0305)
  • Knivsta (0330)
  • Tierp (0360)
  • Uppsala (0380)
  • Östhammar (0382)