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Province : [[Nordland]]
 
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I blått en gull borg med tre tårn uten krenelering.
 
I blått en gull borg med tre tårn uten krenelering.
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===Origin/meaning===
  
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The arms were granted on March 15, 1985.
 
The arms were granted on March 15, 1985.
  
 
The arms show a gate, as Sortland was the gate to the Vesterålen district with its many lakes. The arms were based on the seal used by the municipality since the 1960s, which also showed a (natural) gate in a landscape. The blue colour symbolises the blue sea.
 
The arms show a gate, as Sortland was the gate to the Vesterålen district with its many lakes. The arms were based on the seal used by the municipality since the 1960s, which also showed a (natural) gate in a landscape. The blue colour symbolises the blue sea.
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[[Literature]] : [http://www.kf.kommorg.no/ Norwegian Municipal Network]; Nissen, Heraldisk Tidsskrift 54(1986)137-154.
 
[[Literature]] : [http://www.kf.kommorg.no/ Norwegian Municipal Network]; Nissen, Heraldisk Tidsskrift 54(1986)137-154.

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SORTLAND

Province : Nordland

Arms of Sortland
Official blazon
Norwegian

I blått en gull borg med tre tårn uten krenelering.

English No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 15, 1985.

The arms show a gate, as Sortland was the gate to the Vesterålen district with its many lakes. The arms were based on the seal used by the municipality since the 1960s, which also showed a (natural) gate in a landscape. The blue colour symbolises the blue sea.


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Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network; Nissen, Heraldisk Tidsskrift 54(1986)137-154.