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BALSFJORD

Province : Troms
Additions : 1964 Malangen

Arms (crest) of Balsfjord

Official blazon

I rødt en gull plog.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 21, 1986.

The arms show a plough as the main source of income in the municipality still is agriculture. The plough also symbolises that the municipality is at the northernmost border on which grain can be grown in Norway.


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