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by Elias Granqvist
The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms confirmed in grant on 8 November 1940.
Köping is a town situated in Västmanland and in the County of Västmanland in Sweden. The flag is a banner of the arms, as for all Swedish municipalities. In practice, the arms of the cross are often a bit outbent at the ends.
The image dates back to a seal for the town, known since at least 1378 – it was used on a letter dated 15 October 1378, which now is kept in the Swedish National Archives. Originally the cross had the letter K beside it (on the heraldic left side; for the name of the town) but this was removed, as it is not in accordance with good heraldry, when the arms were confirmed in a royal grant of the 8th of November, 1940.
Source: [sch67] p. 43.
Elias Granqvist, 18 December 2001
Official blazon in Swedish: "I fält av guld ett blått, latinskt kors med de tre övre armarna korsade."
Blazoned in English: [No translation available]