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Dorotea (Sweden)

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About the flag

Not all municipalities use flags for themselves, but all municipalities are considered to have a flag in the form of a banner-of-arms if they have a coat-of-arms - which, as it is, all of them have nowadays.
Dorotea is a municipality in northern Sweden. I haven't found any evidence as to if it uses a flag, but if it was using a flag, I suppose it would use the colour specifications given at the municipality's homepage.

The crown in the arms is for Queen Fredrika Dorothea Vilhelmina, the wife of King Gustaf IV Adolf. The parish and therefor the municipality is named for her. The bear is a symbol for the wildlife in Dorotea, where bears have been common. Bears from Dorotea had been given to the national zoo at Skansen in Stockholm not long before the arms were granted.
Elias Granqvist
, 06 June 2011


Blazon

The official blazon of the arms in Swedish, written in 1980: "I fält av guld en röd björn med blå tunga och klor, och däröver en röd ginstam belagd med en krona av guld." The original blazon from 1945 were just slightly different: "I fält av guld en röd björn med blå tunga och klor, och däröver en röd ginstam belagd med en krona av guld."
Litterature: [nev92], p. 56.
Elias Granqvist, 06 June 2011