Salo

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SALO

Region : Varsinais-Suomi
Former province : Western Finland (until 1997 Turku and Pori)
Additions : 2009 : Halikko, Kiikala, Kisko, Kuusjoki, Muurla, Pertteli, Perniö, Suomusjärvi, Särkisalo

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Official blazon

  • (1949) Sinisessä kilvessä kultaisella aaltoviivalla uiva hopeinen joutsen ja sen yläpuolella hopeinen lilja; oikeassa kolkassa vasemmalta esiin työntyvä haarniskoitu, pistoolia pitelevä käsivarsi. Kilven päällä herttuan kruunu.
  • (2009) Punaisessa kentässä kultatammi ja sakarakoroinen kultalakio, jossa musta sarvi.

Origin/meaning

The arms are those of the former Halikko municipality, granted in 1952 and adopte in 2009.

Before 2009 the town used th earms shown below, granted on September 24, 1949.

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The arms show a swimming swan for the local rivers and the importance thereof. The fleur-de-lis is taken from the arms of the city of Turku and refers to the ties to this scity. The free canton shows the arms of the Armfelt to indicate that the town was a longtime possession of the family.

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