Parikkala

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PARIKKALA

Region : Etelä-Karjala
Former province : Etelä-Suomi (until 1997 Kymi)
Additions : 2004 Saari, Uukuniemi

Parikkala Kuntavaakuna / Kommunvapen

Official blazon

  • (1954) Mustassa kentässä uiva punavaruksinen hopeasiika, saatteena kolme hopeista pykäläristiä, kaksi siian ylä- ja yksi alapuolella.
  • (2005) Hopeisella kilvellä musta linnakekoroinen vastapieli ja kolme punaista pykäläristiä paaluttain.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 21, 2005.

The trhee coosses are taken from the previous arms and at the same time symbolise the three former municipalities. The municipality is on the border, which is symbolised by the division line. A large part of the historical municipality is currently in Russia.

The previous arms were officially granted on November 14, 1956.

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The three corsses refer here to the three parishes in the former municipality. The fish symbolises the locally important fishing.

Arms of Parikkala

The arms on a road sign
Arms of Parikkala

The arms on the town hall

Literature : Pirinen, K. Local coats of arms in Finland (Suomen kunnallisvaakunat), Vantaa, 1982, 216 p.

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