Västerås

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VÄSTERÅS

Province (Landskap): Västmanland
County (Län): Västmanlands län
Additions : 1918 Lundby, Sankt Ilian; 1946 Badelunda; 1952 Skerike; 1967 Dingtuna (1952 Lillhärad, Västerås-Barkarö), Kungsåra (1952 Björksta, Irsta, Kärrbo, Ängsö), Skultuna (1952 Haraker, Romfartuna, Skultuna), Tillberga (1952 Hubbo, Sevalla, Tortuna); 1971 Kolbäck (partly, 1952 Rytterne, Säby)

Västerås kommunvapen
Official blazon
Swedish

I fält av silver ett blått Mariamonogram, i stammen åtföljd av en röd ros|-

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Origin/meaning

The arms were designed and granted in 1939 and formally registered in 1974.

The monogram with the letter M dates from the early 14th century and is known from a seal of the city from 1307. The medieval parish church was devoted to St. Mary, which explains both the letter M and the roses, which appear in the seals from the 1370s (without the M). The two symbols were combined in 1939.

Arms of Västerås

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Västerås

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992