Åstorp

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ÅSTORP

Province (Landskap): Skåne
County (Län): Skåne län (until 1997 Kristianstads län)
Additions : 1952 Västra Broby; 1974 Kvidinge

Arms of Åstorp
Official blazon
Swedish

Sköld, kluven av silver, vari en uprest svart björn med tunga och klor av guld, och av svart, vari två stolpvis ordnade kugghjul av silver|-

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Origin/meaning

The arms was officially granted in 1957. The Bear alludes to Parish of Björnekulla, in which Åstorp was located, before becomming a Borough in the 1940ies.
Björnekulla has also become a name in Swedish Food Industry, as a Company making for instance Jam. The Cog Wheel symbolise other Industry.


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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992