Hjelmeland

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HJELMELAND

Province : Rogaland
Additions : 1965 Fister, Årdal

Arms (crest) of Hjelmeland

Official blazon

På raud grunn ein gull Andreaskross, laga med trilling strengar.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 30, 1984.

The arms are based on the local tradition of making chairs and other furniture with seats of woven twigs. The process of weaving is symbolised in the arms. At the same time the arms show the strength and solidarity of the municipality.


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