Outokumpu

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OUTOKUMPU

Region : Pohjois-Karjala
Former province : Itä-Suomi (until 1997 Pohjois-Karjala)

Outokumpu Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Punaisessa kentässä on kuusikoroinen lakio, jonka alapuolella kuparinmerkki; kaikki kultaa.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on 18-2-1953.

The arms were granted originally to the municipality of Kuusjärvi, which formed Outukumpu city in 1968. The upper part of the arms were canting for Kuusjärvi, which means grain-lake. The copper sign is a symbol for the rich copper mines around the town.

Arms of Outokumpu

The arms on a road sign

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Literature : Pirinen, K. Local coats of arms in Finland (Suomen kunnallisvaakunat), Vantaa, 1982, 216 p.