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Coat of arms of Helsinki

The Coat of Arms of Helsinki first appeared in an early 17th-century seal of the city of Helsinki, the modern-day capital of Finland.[1] The coats of arms of both Helsinki and Uusimaa were designed in 1599 by Johannes Bureus.[2]

The current design of the Coat of Arms of Helsinki was drawn by the heraldist A. W. Rancken in 1951.[citation needed] Its blazon states: ”On a field azure, boat or on waves argent; crown or above the boat.”


  1. ^ "Coat of arms of Helsinki – Finland – Coats of Arms on". Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ Kari Tarkiainen: Ruotsin itämaa ("The Eastern Land of Sweden"), pages 47–49. Publisher: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland. Helsinki, 2010.