Møre og Romsdal

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MØRE OG ROMSDAL PROVINCE

Arms of Møre og Romsdal

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 15, 1978.

The three (Viking-)ships refer to the former importance of shipbuilding and shipping in the region. They also symbolise the three districts in the province, Sunnmøre, Romsdal and Nordmøre.The masts form a cross, which symbolises the strong Christian and religious beliefs as well as the strong religious organisations in the province.


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Literature : Capellen and Johannessen, 1987.