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Roslagen (Sweden)

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[Flag of Roslagen] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 22 November 2021

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Explanation of the flag

Roslagen [1, 2] is the coastal part of the traditional province of Uppland:

Its flag, introduced in the summer of 2020, was created by Erik Rudolfsson, from the town of Östhammar [1, 3]. The field is dark blue, with a yellow Scandinavian Cross bordered white. According to the designer [1, 3], shades of yellow and blue are taken from the pre-1906 variant national flag, while white was added to symbolize breaking waves and winter ice, typical for the sea in the region. The flag day was also proposed: 21st June, the midday of the period in which the summer solstice occurs [3]. The flag is already available for sale online [4], as is the "cross wimpel", i.e. the wimpel which displays the complete design [5].

In addition to being registered, the flag is also being sold by a proven flag seller which, three years ago, was cited as a source for the flag and wimpel of Bohuslän:!bohuu.html


Tomislav Todorovic, 22 November 2021