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Norrtalje (Sweden)


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[Flag of Norrtälje]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 September 2016

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Swedish municipalities which have heraldic arms (which almost all of them have) also by default have a flag which is a square banner of those arms. The flag of Norrtälje is proudly flying in many places in the town.
The charge of these arms goes back to what was written in the royal letter of privilege of the year 1622. The anchor alludes to the town as a town of shipping. That the anchor is reversed (turned upside down) is probably only made to make a distinction between the arms of Norrtälje and other similar arms, but it can also be noted that anchors has sometimes been hanging like this on the outside of ships.
Elias Granqvist, 14 March 2004

C. Nevéus / B.J. de Wærn: "Ny svensk vapenbok", Streiffert, Stockholm 1992
C.G.U. Scheffer: "Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer", Stockholm 1967
Elias Granqvist, 14 March 2004

Here is better image and variant for flag of Norrtälje
Tomislav Šipek, 18 September 2016


Official blazon of the arms: "I fält av silver ett störtat, svart ankare." The modern writing of this blazon was made in an updated royal grant of the 25th September 1942.

Flag Variant

[Flag of Norrtälje]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 September 2016