Alingsås

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ALINGSÅS

Province (Landskap): Västergötland
County (Län): Västra Götalands län
Additions: 1974 Bjärke (partly, 1952 Erska, Lagmansered, Långared, Magra, Stora Mellby), Hemsjö (1952 Ödenäs)

Arms (crest) of Alingsås
Official blazon
Swedish

I fält av silver en på grön mark framför en uppväxande grön ek gående röd hjort med horn, tunga och klövar av guld.

English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1953 and registered again in 1974.

Alingsås is a city since 1619 and the arms are based on the oldest seal, dating from the same time. The seal already shows the arms as they are still used. Both the tree and the deer symbolise the dense forests around the city. The colours were not known from the seals and were chosen in 1953 when the arms were officially described and granted.

Coat of arms (crest) of Alingsås

The seal from Alingsås from the early 17th century.
Coat of arms (crest) of Alingsås

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Coat of arms (crest) of Alingsås

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Coat of arms (crest) of Alingsås

The arms in the city hall

Literature: Nevëus and De Waern, 1992