Oripää-info2018-10-11T17:18:10+00:00

The name Oripää is formed from two words: ‘ori’ meaning stallion; and ‘pää’, meaning head. The origin of the municipality’s name has been carefully pondered and the area is thought to be an ancient land belonging to the bishops of Turku, who had their horses graze there. The name ‘Piispanniitty’ (Bishops meadow), leads us further to arrive at this conclusion. It is then no small coincidence that ”Orivuori” (Stallion mountain), which rises steeply on the outskirts of the village, could also be the place where the name originated. The Oripää coat of arms, designed by Gustaf von Numers in 1968, symbolises the municipality of Oripää. The coat of arms depicts a golden horse’s head on a red background representing the name of the county.