Karlsøy

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KARLSØY

Province : Troms of Finnmark (until 2020 Troms
Additions : 1964 Helgøy

Arms (crest) of Karlsøy

Official blazon

I blått et avrevet sølv ørnehode.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on December 12, 1980.

The arms show a sea eagle, as one of Europe's largest colonies of these birds is at Nord-Fugløy in the municipality. Furthermore the eagle symbolises the importance of fishing for the municipality.


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