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Arms (crest) of Aust-Agder

Official blazon

På rød bunn to gull bjelker.


The arms were officially granted on December 12, 1958.

The arms show two golden bars in red. The bars represent the two different communities, the land-based and ahore-based communities. The bars also represent trees, as timber was harvested in the inner parts of the province and shipped from the harbours. Forestry still is an important activity.

Literature : Capellen and Johannessen, 1987.

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