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LIDKÖPING

Province (Landskap): Västergötland
County (Län): Västra Götalands län
Additions: 1969 Järpås (1952 Häggesled, Uvered), Kållands-Råda (1952 Kållands-Åsaka, Mellby, Råda), Norra Kålland (1952 Gösslunda, Otterstad, Rackeby, Skalunda, Strö, Sunnersberg), Saleby (1952 Härjevad, Trässberg), Tun (1952 Friel, Karaby), Vinninga (1952 Hasslösa, Hovby, Lindärva, Norra Härene, Sävare), Örslösa (1952 Gillstad, Lavad, Norra Kedum, Söne, Tranum, Tådene, Väla)

Lidköping kommunvapen
Official blazon
Swedish

I fält av guld en naturfärgad biskop med röd klädnad och röda handskar, sittande på en röd stol med högra handen välsignande uppsträckt och med en röd kräkla i vänstra handen samt i stammen åtföljd av tre (1,2) på en röd bok liggande kulor.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on February 16, 1945.

Lidköping became a city in 1446. The oldest seal probably dates from the same time, but is not known prior to 1505. It shows a bishop on a throne. It is, however, not known who the bishop symbolises. It may be the local bishop at the time, or the patron saint of the church, St. Nicholas. Later seals also simply show the letter L, with or without the bishop. In 1945 it was decided not to add the L in the new arms. Instead it was decided that the bishop was shown as St. Nicholas, so in the base a book and three coins were added. The coins are a symbol for one of St. Nicholas holy miracles, in which he saved the life of three children using golden coins.

Coat of arms (crest) of Lidköping

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Coat of arms (crest) of Lidköping

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

Literature: Nevéus and de Waern, 1992


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