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County of Upsala (Sweden)

Uppsala län

Last modified: 2021-08-25 by christopher oehler
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[flag of Upsala county] illustration by Mello Luchtenberg
The flag is a banner of the arms; arms granted on 17 November 1939.

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About the flag

The county consist of a large part of the historical province of Upland (Uppland) and use the same arms (and flag, a banner of the arms) as Upland.
Elias Granqvist, 01 October 2000

C.G.U. Scheffer: Svensk vapenbok för landskap, län och städer, 1967 [sch67]
Elias Granqvist 1 October 2000


Official Blazon in Swedish

I rött fält ett riksäpple av guld

Blazon in English

Gules, a Royal Orb Or gemmed of the field and Azure with the cross bottoned Argent.
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 04 October 2000

Mt. Everest Expedition

When Swede Johan Frankelius climbed Mount Everest in 2006, he brought a flag of Uppsala (Uppland) with him. As can be seen on the image in this page on, it was obviously a flag meant for vertical hosting.
Elias Granqvist, 14 April 2008

Municipalities (kommuner)

The following communes are in this county (län). The codes following the name are assigned by Sweden for statistical purposes.

  • Älvkarleby (0319)
  • Enköping (0381)
  • Håbo (0305)
  • Knivsta (0330)
  • Tierp (0360)
  • Uppsala (0380)
  • Östhammar (0382)