Ibestad

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IBESTAD

Province : Troms
Additions : 1964 Andørja

Arms (crest) of Ibestad

Official blazon

I blått et sølv hjulkors med utbøyde armer.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on December 19, 1986.

The arms symbolise that one of the oldest Norwegian stone churches was built in Ibestad. It dates from around 1200. As a symbol for the church a cross on a medieval tombstone found in 1960 in the church was chosen.


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