Uppland

Arms (crest) of Uppland
UPPLAND
(Historical province)

Country : Sweden
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Official blazon
Swedish I rött fält ett riksäpple av guld.

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English Gules, an orb Or.

Origin/meaning

The arms show an orb and were already used at the funeral procession of King Gustav Vasa in 1560. The orb symbolises the royal power and the Swedish Kings were crowned in Uppsala at the time, the capital of the province.

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992


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