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Province (Landskap): Norrbotten
County (Län): Norrbottens län
Additions : 1969 Hietaniemi

Arms of Övertorneå
Official blazon

I fält av silver en gående svart räv, med röd tunga, mellan tre sexuddiga röda stjärnor ordnade två och en|-

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The arms were designed and granted in 1949 and officially registered in 1974.

The arms are based on an old seal for Övertorneå where among other things, some stars and an animal were shown, which has been interpreted as an fox, in connection to ancient Roman sources about black fox fur, which perhaps had been obtained from this area.

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992