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Province (Landskap): Västergötland
County (Län): Västra Götalands län
Additions: 1971 Brämhult, Lysjö (partly, 1952 Hillared, Ljushult, Roasjö, Sexdrega); 1974 Bollebygd (re-establisehed 1995), Dalsjöfors (1967 Toarp (partly, 1952 Rångedala, Äspered), Fristad (1952 Borgstena, Gingri, Tämta, Tärby, Vänga), Sandhult (1952 Bredared), Viskafors (1961 Kinnarumma, Seglora)

Arms (crest) of Borås
Official blazon

I rött fält två ullsaxar av silver, den högra störtad.

English blazon wanted


The arms were officially granted in 1939 and again registered in 1974.

The two sheep-shears area already seen on the oldest seal of the city dating from 1622. The arms thus never changed composition, although the position of the two shears has changed during the years.


The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Coat of arms (crest) of Borås

The arms in the town (from facebook)
Coat of arms (crest) of Borås

The arms on a local coin

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