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HOUTSKARI - HOUTSKÄR

Region : Varsinais-Suomi
Former province : Länsi-Suomi (until 1997 Turku and Pori)
Incorporated into : 2009 Parainen

Houtskari Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

Hopeakentässä punainen kolmimastoinen hansalaiva purjehtimassa aaltokoroisella sinisellä tyviöllä, jossa kolme hopeista kalaa järjestettynä 2+1. I fält av silver en röd tremastad kogg seglande på en medelst en vågskura bildad blå stam belagd med tre fiskar av silver ordnade 2+1.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 11, 1951.

The arms a ship of the Hanseatic League, which refers to the long-time importance of shipping and fishing, as well as to the story that the village was founded by Hanseatic merchants. The fish also refer to fishing.

Arms of Houtskari

The arms on the town hall

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