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County: Valgamaa
Additions : Pühajärve; 2017 Palupera (partly), Puka (partly), Sangaste

Coat of arms (crest) of Otepää

Official blazon

Mustal kilbil kuldne karu pea.


The arms were granted on July 24, 1992.

The arms show a golden bear's head in a black field. The arms are canting, the name means bear's-head. Although the meaning is more likely bear's hill, as pää can mean both head as hill.

An older image showed the bear less 'friendly':

Coat of arms (crest) of Otepää

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