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Heraldik av verden
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Province : Aust-Agder
Additions : 1962 Høvåg, Vestre Moland
I blått tre sølv ankere forent i trepass
The arms were officially granted on September 11, 1987.
The arms symbolise the merger of the three former municipalities, as well as the strong ties to the sea.
The arms at the municipal border (image by Jan-Erik Løken)
The previous arms were adopted on December 15, 1954.
The arms show an Arctic Tern and an anchor. Both symbols refer to the long coastline of the municipality and the importance of fishing and shipping for the local economy.
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