|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. The coats of arms of both Helsinki and Uusimaa were designed in 1599 by Johannes Bureus.
The current design of the Coat of Arms of Helsinki was drawn by the heraldist A. W. Rancken in 1951. Its blazon states: ”On a field azure, boat or on waves argent; crown or above the boat.”