Karlstad

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KARLSTAD

Province (Landskap): Värmland
County (Län): Värmlands län
Additions : 1934 Karlstads landskommun; 1967 Östra Fågelvik; 1971 Grava, Nor (1952 Segerstad), Nyed (1952 Alster, Älvsbacka) , Väse (partly)

Arms (crest) of Karlstad

Official blazon

I fält av silver den högra hälften av en blå örn med röd beväring mellan två höga, med spetsiga huvar försedda röda torn.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1584 and again in 1949. The Eagle is a variation of the one on the Arms of the Province of Värmland, of which Karlstad is the main City. The Towers symbolises City status.


Karlstad.hagse.jpg

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Arms of Karlstad

The arms on a manhole cover
Arms of Karlstad

The arms on a Dutch Willem II cigar band|}
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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992