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Province : Hedmark

Arms (crest) of Elverum

Official blazon

I rødt ei gull ugle med utslåtte vinger.


The arms were granted on December 9, 1988.

The arms show an owl as a symbol for wisdom. In 1940, when Norway was under attack from the German forces, King Haakon received in Elverum the power from the parliament to govern the country, in its best interests.

Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987.

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