Narva

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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.


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