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Viborg, Denmark

Midtjylland Region

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[Flag of Viborg Municipality] image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 April 2018

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The Flag

The flag of Viborg is white with the coat of arms and name. 
Tomislav Šipek, 17 April 2018

Viborg is both a city in central Jutland, Denmark, and the former capital of Viborg County and currently the capital of Region Midtjylland (English: Region Central Denmark) after the Kommunalreformen (English: Local government Reform (of 2007) (

Viborg Amt (English: Viborg County) existed from April 1, 1970 and was abolished on January 1, 2007, when most of it merged into Region Midtjylland . A smaller portion merged into Region Nordjylland (Region North Jutland).

Viborg (municipality) was merged with Bjerringbro, Fjends, Karup, Møldrup and Tjele to form an enlarged Viborg municipality.

It traces its roots as early as the late VIIIth century.

For additional information, go to Kommune Viborg (official website) (city)
Esteban Rivera, 17 April 2018

The shield on the logo is derived from the coat of arms of the old municipality of Viborg, which itself reproduces the medieval seal of the town. The oldest imprint of the seal is dated 13 June 1355. From stylistic analysis, heraldists believe that the seal was originally designed in 1235-1245. The medievalist Erik Levin Nielsen claims that Bishop Gunner (1152-1251) contributed to the design of the seal.
The Viborg seal, measuring 77 mm in diameter, is one of the largest Danish seals. It features an elder and a younger councillors from the Town Senate sitting on a bench at the entrance of Viborg cathedral. The scene symbolizes transmission of knowledge and experience from a generation to the next one. The bench has also be interpreted as the coffer in which the town's official documents were kept, here a symbol of management.
The border of the seal is inscribed with "SIGILLVM SENATORVM WIBERGIENSIS CIVITATIS", Latin for "The Seal of the Senate of the Town of Viborg".
The modern rendition of the arms is credited to the artist Mogens Ziegler.
Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen - Viborg Museum
Ivan Sache, 13 May 2018