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Province : Telemark
Additions : 1964 Brevik, Eidanger

Arms of Porsgrunn

Official blazon


The arms were granted on January 16, 1905 and reconfirmed on April 16, 1964.

The arms were divesid in 1905 when the town needed a new city hall. The upper half shows a pors-plant (I don't know the English name), and is thus a canting symbol. The anchor symbolises the importance of the local harbour. The bend is the small river running through the town.

Arms of Porsgrunn

The arms by Ströhl in 1905.
Arms of Porsgrunn

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1930

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Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987.