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GJESDAL

Province : Rogaland

Arms (crest) of Gjesdal

Official blazon

I blått et sølv værhode sett forfra.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 15, 1985.

The arms show a sheep's head as a symbol for the sheep breeding and the oldest industry in the village, the textile industry. Both were of great importance in historical times in the municipality.


Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network; Nissen, Heraldisk Tidsskrift 54(1986)137-154.