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County of West Norrland (Sweden)

Västernorrlands län

Last modified: 2005-07-09 by phil nelson
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[flag of Västernorrlands county] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg

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About the flag

The flag is a banner of the arms. It is parted per pale of the arms of Ångermanland and Medelpad. Large parts of Ångermanland and all of Medelpad make up the county.
Elias Granqvist 2 October 2000


Official Blazon in Swedish

Official blazon in Swedish: "Kluven sköld: fält I, Ångermanlands vapen, fält II, Medelpads vapen."
(Ångermanland: "I blått fält tre bjälkvis ställda laxar av silver över varandra, den mellersta vänstervänd, samtliga med röd beväring, därest dylik skall komma till användning.", Medelpad: "Medelst vågskuror fyra gånger delat av blått, silver, rött, silver och blått.")

Blazon in English

Per pale, Azure three Salmons nainaint Argent finned Gules, the middle one counternainaint, and four times per fess wavy Azure, Argent, Gules, Argent and Azure.
English blazon by Željko Heimer and Elias Granqvist, 4 October 2000

Historical Information

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The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 5 December 1941.

Municipalities (Kommuner)

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

  • Härnösand (2280)
  • Kramfors (2282)
  • Sollefteå (2283)
  • Sundsvall (2281)
  • Timrå (2262)
  • Ånge (2260)
  • Örnsköldsvik (2284)