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Province : Nordland
Additions : 1968 Bodin; 2005 Skjerstad

Arms (crest) of Bodø
Official blazon

På rød bunn en gull sol.

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The arms were granted in 1889 and the new arms on July 24, 1959.

The old arms (see below) show a sun above the sea. The lower part symbolises the importance for fishing to the municipality. The sun in the older arms had no special meaning, in the new arms it symbolises the midnight sun. Bodø is the first city above the polar circle in Norway.

Arms of Bodø

The arms by Ströhl in 1905.
Arms (crest) of Bodø

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1930
Arms (crest) of Bodø

The arms on the town hall
Arms (crest) of Bodø

The arms on a manhole cover

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