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Province (Landskap): Blekinge
County (Län): Blekinge län
Additions: 1967 Lyckeby (1952 Augerum, Lösen), 1974 Fridlevstad (1952 Sillhövda), Hasslö, Jämjö (1952 Kristianopel, Torhamn; 1963 Ramdala, Sturkö), Nättraby, Rödeby

Arms (crest) of Karlskrona
Official blazon

I blått fält ett med kunglig krona krönt ankare, överlagt med konung Karl XI:s spegelmonogram, allt av guld|-

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The arms were granted on April 16, 1943 and confirmed in 1974.

The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the city, known since 1682 and show the initials of King Carl XI under the royal crown. Originally the seal showed a single C, later the doouble C was introduced. King Carl XI founded the city as an important naval base in the 17th century.

Arms of Karlskrona

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Karlskrona

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Arms of Karlskrona

The arms on a manhole cover
Arms of Karlskrona

The arms on a roadsign on the municipal border

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Literature: Nevéus and De Waern, 1992, Petersson, 19??