Skjervøy

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SKJERVØY

Province : Troms

Arms of Skjervøy

Official blazon

I sølv et svart skarvehode.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 27, 1987.

The arms are partly canting, skarf is a cormorant. The cormorant also symbolises the coastal municipality, which, as the bird, is dependent on fishing for its living. It is also a common bird in the area.


Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Nye kommunevåbener i Norden. Heraldisk Tidsskrift 62,1990


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