Narva

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NARVA

County: Ida-Virumaa

Arms of Narva

Official blazon

Sinisel kilbil hõbedased kaks kohakuti vastassuundades kala ja kaks mõõka ja kolm sõõri.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 24, 1992, but date from 1937.

The two fish refer to the importance of Narva as a fishing harbour. The three cannon balls symbolise that the city has been an important border town during its history. Narva was a longtime Swedish town on the border with Russia (now the Estonian-Russian border).

The sword and scimitar are based on the arms of Karelia and date from the Swedish time (compare also the arms of Finland.

Arms of Narva

The arms on a 1671 coin

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Literature : Image taken from http://valitsus.ee/et/riigikantselei/riigi-ja-omavalitsuste-symbolid/ and Troels P. Roland