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Province : Nord-Trøndelag

Arms (crest) of Fosnes

Official blazon

I gull en svart åregaffel.


The arms were granted on November 13, 1992.

The arms show a fork in which the oars of a rowing boat are placed. Fosnes is a coastal municipality and rowing boats were the main form of transport in the former centuries.The first proposal for arms of Fosnes were taken in 1989, when the council launched a contest to develop arms.

Several proposals were received but none was acceptable to or the council, or the Norwegian Heraldic Society, as the proposals were not made according to heraldic rules. Finally the Society proposed the above arms, which were acceptable to the council.

Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network; Nissen, 1998.

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