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HELSINKI - HELSINGFORS
Sinisessä kentässä kultainen vene uimassa hopeisella, aaltokoroisella tyviöllä; veneen yläpuolella saatteena kultakruunu.
The arms were officially granted on August 30, 1951.
The oldest arms of the city date from 1639 and show already a crown and a boat. The arms were based on the oldest seal of Helsinki, which dates from about 1500.
The seal of Helsinki from 1602
The seal of Helsinki from 1639
The arms during Russian times
The seal of Helsinki from 1861
The arms on a road sign
Literature : Pirinen, K. Local coats of arms in Finland (Suomen kunnallisvaakunat), Vantaa, 1982, 216 p.
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