Sør-Varanger

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SØR-VARANGER

Province : Finnmark

Arms of Sør-Varanger

Official blazon

Skrådelt av gull og rødt ved tretunget flammesnitt.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 16, 1982.

Sør-Varanger is Norway's most Eastern municipality, bordering Russia. The division of the shield symbolises the importance of the number three :
The three main sources of income are agriculture, mining and fishing; the municipality borders Russia and Finland; there are three cultures in the municipality : Norwegian, Finnish and Samian.


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