Alta

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ALTA

Province : Finnmark
Additions : 1964 Talvik

Arms (crest) of Alta

Official blazon

I blått en sølv spydspiss

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on July 9, 1976.

The arms show an arrow point, derived from the findings of quartzite arrow points dating from the late stone age and found in the area. The quartzite was quarried in the municipality and tools thereof were all over the Northern part of Norway.


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