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Common Seal of Aberdeen before 1424
Seal of Aberdeen, Scotland
ca 1150 to 1424
St. Nicholas as patron saint of mariners; crescent and star are symbols for a ship and guiding star
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Seal of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1430
Seal of Aberdeen, Scotland
1430-1674
St. Nicholas with his special emblem of three children in a tub
SOURCE: Armorial Ensigns of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen, Cruickshank, 1888
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Sint-Niklaas Town Seal
Coat of arms: Sint-Niklaas, Flanders, Belgium, Ceramic tile
St Nicholas Center Collection
Odijk, NL, Coat of Arms
Coat of arms: Odijk, (Bunnik), NL
From International Civic HeraldryUsed by permission
St. Nikola Coat of Arms
Coat of arms: St. Nikola an der Donau (on the Danube), Austria
Ganzirri Medal
S. Nicola Di Bari, Patron of Ganzirri, Messina
St Nicholas Center Collection

St. Nicholas is also named the patron saint of numerous cities and countries. Particularly in Russia, Nicholas is a favored patron, though St. Andrew is the official patron of the country.

Nicholas is the Patron Saint of:
COUNTRIES & REGIONS

Austria Belgium Germany Greece Italy Netherlands Switzerland
Apulia (Italy)
Austria
Belgium
Germany
Greece
Italy
Kingdom of Naples (Italy)
Lorraine (France)
Norway (with Saint Olaf)
Sicily
Switzerland

CITIES & TOWNS

Albania

Sveti Nikola

Argentina

San Nicolás

Aruba

Sint Nicolaas

Australia

Sankt Nikolai

Austria

Dorfbeueren; Mauthausen, Reith bei Seefeld; Saalbach; Sankt Nikolai im Sausal; Sankt Nikolai ob Drassling; Steiermark; St. Nikola an der Donau (on the Danube); Traboch; Westendorf

Belgium

Ghent; Kampenhout; Liege; Lochristi; Sint-Niklaas, Flanders

Bulgaria

Burgas; Prokhod; Sveti Nikola

Canada

Saint-Nicolas, Quebec

Columbia

Barranquilla

Croatia

Baska Voda; Komiza

England

Liverpool; Portsmouth; Spalding

France

Amiens; Civray; Ergersheim; Le Souich; Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, Lorraine

Germany

Albaching; Altenberg; Altenbruch (Land Hadeln); Auerbach; Brauweiler; Bundenbach; Elzach; Gamshurst; Idenheim; Konz; Löbau; Lubeck; Nieheim; Neuhofen; Neustadt (Braunschweig); Norath; Pfersdorf; Rheurdt; Tiftlingerode; Vrees; Wald

Greece

Ammouliani; Corfu; Kastellorizo; Kozani; Parga; Volos

Hungary

Dánszentmiklós; Mosonszentmiklós; Szigetszentmiklós

Ireland

Galway; Limerick

Italy

Acquaviva Picena; Albaneto; Alfano; Aci Catena, San Nicolò; Alice Costello; Ancona; Aradeo; Argenta; Bagnara Calabra; Bardolino, Verona; Bari, Apulia; Baunei; Bocchigliero; Bonefro; Bosco; Brucoli-Agusta, Sicily; Calascio; Calenzano; Cammarata; Campoli el Monte Taburno; Canolo; Capizzi; Capriglia Irpina; Caprarica di Lecce; Carano; Cardinale; Casabona; Casalnuovo; Castagnaro; Castellaneta; Castello di Cisterna; Castelluccio Inferiore; Castelmauro; Castelpoto; Castrocaro Terme; Ceraso; Cerzeto; Chiusa Sclafani; Cividate al Piano; Cocumola; Collescipoli; Controne; Colobraro; Corigliano d’Otranto; Craco; Cursi; Diano Castello; Duronia; Feroleto della Chiesa; Forchia; Fossalto; Fragneto Monforte; Frattura; Gagliato; Ganzirri, Messina, Sicily; Genazzano; Gesualdo; Gioi; Gioiosa Marea; Gualtieri Sicamino, Sicily; Gualtieri-Sicaminò, Sicily; Guardiaregia; Isnello, Sicily; Isola Dovarese; Lagonegro; Lattarico; Lecce; Lecco; Lettomanoppello; Lucito; Maglie; Maierato; Marina di Gioiosa Ionica; Massa; Melicucco; Mendicino; Mentana; Merano; Mezzojuso; Mileto; Mira; Molina Aterno; Montazzoli; Montesarchio; Naples; Narcao; Nicosia; Noto; Novi Velia; Ofena; Ornavasso; Ortueri; Orvinio; Palazzo Adriano, Sicily; Palmi; Paternopoli; Pentone; Picerno; Pietra Ligure; Pistunina, Mesina; Pollutri; Ponte San NIcolò; Postiglione; Randazzo; Ribera, Sicily; Rimini; Rivisondoli; Roccastrada; Roccavaldina; Rodengo Salana; Roseto Capo Spulico; Rutigliano; Sacile; Salemi; Salve; San Giuliano del Sannio; San Marco la Catola; San Nicola Baronia; San Nicola da Crissa; San Nicola dell’Alto; San Nicola l’Arena; San Nicola la Strada; San Nicola Manfredi; San Nicolò d’Arcidano; San Nicolò di Ricadi; Santo Stefano di Camastra; Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino; Sassari; Scandale; Sellia Marina; Semivicoli; Spadola; Specchia, Squinzano; Sorano; Sorianello; Soriano nel Cimino; Teora; Torelli; Trecastagni; Uggiano Montefusco; Venetico; Vastogirardi; Vilafranca Tirrena;

Lithuania

Kaunas

Macedonia

Prilep; Sveti Nikole

Malta

Siggiewi

Mexico

San Nicolás, Durango; San Nicolás, Oaxaca; San Nicolás, Sonora; San Nicolás, Tamaulipos; San Nicolás de Ibarra

Netherlands

(Amsterdam); Benschop; Biervliet; Blankenham; Blija; Broek in Waterland; Broekhuizen; Denekamp; Deventer; Dordrecht; Dwingelo; Edam; Eemnes; Elburg; Ellekom; Groningen; Hantum; Haps (now in Cuijck); Harderwijk; Heino; Helvoirt (now in Haaren); Hendrik-Udo-Ambacht; Heythuizen; Ijhorst; Ijsselstein; Kampen; Koudekerk; Krommenie; Kuinre; Lutjebroek; Meijel; Midlum; Monnickendam; Muiden; Nieuwveen; Odijk (now in Bunnik); Olde Markt; Nijland; Oosterwierum; Oosterwolde; Poppenwier; Purmerend; Schelluinen; Schoonebeek; St. Nicolaasga; Tienhoven; Valkenswaard; Vollenhove; Vreeland; Wespe; Westerland; Wieuwerd; Wijhe; Zoetermeer

Palestine

Beit Jala

Peru

San Nicolás

Philippines

San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte; San Nicolas, Pangesinan

Romania

Braila

Russia

(Moscow); Togliatti; Zaraisk

Scotland

Aberdeen

Slovakia

Bošáca; Liptovsky Mikulás

Slovenia

Miklavz na Dravskem polju

Spain

Alicante

Switzerland

Fribourg; Lucerne; Sankt Niklaus

Ukraine

Lutsk, Mykolaiv

United States

(New York City, New York); San Nicolas Island, California

Venezuela

Porlamar, Sarare

Wales

Saint Nicholas

See St. Nicholas in Civic Heraldry

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