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Civic heraldry of Iceland
The arms show two polar bear cubs and their mother. These are canting, Húna bineg the Icelandic word for a (polar) bear cub. The name of the county means the Eastern part of the Lake of the bear cubs.
According to the legend the first settler in this part of Iceland saw a female polar bear with two cubs at this lake and named it accordingly. See also Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla.
Literature : Image obtained from the Icelandic Association of Municipalities (Samband Íslenzkra Svetarfélaga)