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Norwegian heraldry portal
Norsk Heraldik


Province : Rogaland
Additions : 1965 Avaldsnes (partly), Kopervik, Skudenes, Skudeneshavn, Stangaland, Torvastad, Åkra

Arms (crest) of Karmøy

Official blazon

I rødt et sølv gitterkryss.


The arms were granted on April 18, 1975.

The diamond symbolises the name Karmøy. The island protects the mainland. The cross symbolises the Avaldsnes church, a royal chapel in the Middle Ages.

Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network; Capellen, 1987

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