This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Osteraker (Sweden)

Österåker

Last modified: 2018-09-23 by zoltán horváth
Keywords: österåker | stockholm county | sweden |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors



[Flag of Österåker]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 March 2016


See also:


Österåker

Österåker is located in Stockholm County. The area of the municipality corresponds to the parishes of Ljusterö, Roslags-Kulla, Österåker and Östra Ryd and was established in 1862. It went through several changes via the kommunreformen 1952 (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommunreformen_1952), the incorporations of other lands in 1967 and in 1971, through the kommunreformen 1971 (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommunreformen_1971), it was formally established as a kommun (Municipality). From 1974 to 1982 Österåker was merged with Vaxholm. Österåkers and Östra Ryds parishes were merged in 1992 and became Österåker-Östra Ryds Assembly until a split from a court ruling (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B6dra_Roslags_domsaga) on April 1, 2007. Åkersberga is a locality and the seat of Österåker Municipality.
Sources: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96ster%C3%A5kers_kommun and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96ster%C3%A5ker_Municipality
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2017


The Flag

Here are flags of Österåker.
Sources: http://www.mittosteraker.se/osteraker-i-botten-enligt-kfums-undersokning/
image
Tomislav Šipek, 23 March 2016

The coat of arms (https://sv.wikipedia.org) was designed in 1957 and registered in 1982. It features a local sailing ship model (called Roslagsskuta), more specifically the "Alcea" which was built in 1888 by skipper Westerman who sold the boat in 1888 to Gustav Johansson in Svista in Össeby, Stockholm county. The boat was 15 meters long and 5 meters wide. Alcea went offshore and transported timber and other heavy goods to and from Österåker. In 1923, the ship was converted to a motor vessel and continued as a carrier until 1932 when it was scrapped and finally lowered in Stavaviken.
Sources: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96ster%C3%A5kers_kommun,
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96ster%C3%A5kers_kommunvapen,
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roslagsskuta,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rospigg and
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcea_(roslagsskuta)
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2017


Flag Variant

[Flag of Österåker]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 March 2016