Vimpeli

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VIMPELI

Region : Etelä-Pohjanmaa
Former province : 1997-2009 Länsi-Suomi (until 1997 Vaasa)

Vimpeli Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Sinisessä kentässä kaksi hopeista suksea selätysten kaateisen polviorren tapaan asetettuna, saatteena niiden välissä kultainen liekki.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 22, 1960.

The two skis refer to the importance of skiing in winter and are placed to form the initial of the village. The flames refer to the former slash-and-burn practice to create new agricultural land.

Arms of Vimpeli

The arms on a road sign
Arms of Vimpeli

The arms on the town hall


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Literature : Pirinen, 1982