Gamla Uppsala

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GAMLA UPPSALA

Province (Landskap): Uppland
County (Län): Uppsala län
Incorporated into: 1947 Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala kommunvapen
Official blazon
Swedish

I rött fält en bild av Sankt Erik uppstigande från ett treberg, allt av guld.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on February 15, 1946.

The arms show the three (grave)hills in Gamla Uppsala and the local patron saint St. Erik, whose relics were kept in Gamla Uppsala until 1273 when they were moved to Uppsala. The colours are those of Uppland.


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