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County of Kronoberg (Sweden)

Kronobergs län

Last modified: 2014-05-29 by zoltán horváth
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[flag of Kronobergs county] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg


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Description

About the flag

The flag is a banner of the arms. The county consists of the Southwest part of Småland, and the arms are like the arms of Småland, but with the lion placed upon a triple mountain. This image had been used in the seal of the county for a long time before the grant of the arms.

Sources:
C. Nevéus/B.J. de Wærn: Ny svensk vapenbok, 1992 [nev92]
C.G.U. Scheffer: Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer, 1967 [sch67].
Elias Granqvist 1 October 2000

Blazon

Official Blazon in Swedish

I fält av guld ett på ett grönt treberg stående, upprest, rött lejon med blå beväring, vilket med båda framtassarna håller ett stolpvis ställt rött armborst med svart båge och pil av silver.

Blazon in English

Or, a lion rampant Gules langued and armed Azure holding in front paws a Crossbow of the second bowed and stringed Sable with a bolt Argent, standing on a triple Mount Vert.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 2 October 2000


Historical Information

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The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 6 October 1944.


Municipalities (Kommuner)

The following communes are in this county (lan). The codes following the name are assigned by Sweden for statistical purposes.

  • Alvesta (0764)
  • Lessebo (0761)
  • Ljungby (0781)
  • Markaryd (0767)
  • Tingsryd (0763)
  • Uppvidinge (0760)
  • Växjö (0780)
  • Älmhult (0765)