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Arms of Pärnumaa

Official blazon

Kuldsel kilbil must püstitõusnud karu, kelle silm, kihvad ja küüned on hõbedased ning keel punane.


The arms were officially granted on February 5, 1937 and again on September 26, 1996.

The bear in the arms is a canting element for the old German name (Pernau, Bär=bear in German).

Literature : image from http://www.rk.ee/symb/

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