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A bojort is a type of ship first used by the Dutch to transport in the shallow canals in the Netherlands and Flanders.[1] From the 17th to 19th century, Kristinehamn was Bergslagen's most important shipping route. The iron from Bergslagen was transported over Vänern to the oceans via Gothenburg.[1] Because of this, Kristinehamn got a royal charter in 1642 from Queen Christina of Sweden's guardian regency and to remind the people of the importance of the shipping, a bojort was included in the coat of arms,[1] which today can be seen in the coat of arms of the Kristinehamn Municipality. Vänersborg Municipality's coat of arms also features a bojort.


  1. ^ a b c "Järnets historia". (in Swedish). 12 March 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.