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SELJE

Province : Sogn og Fjordane

Arms of Selje

Official blazon

På blå grunn ein halv sølv kvinnefigur med lyfta hender.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 5, 1991.

The arms show the Irish royal daughter, Saint Sunniva, who died in the area as a martyr while trying to convert the locals to Christianity. Later a monastery was founded on the spot, which was one of the oldest religious centres in the Vestland region.


Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987.


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