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Province : Troms
Incorporated into : 2020 Senja

Arms of Tranøy
Official blazon

I sølv en krummet svart kveite.

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The arms were granted on May 15, 1987.

The arms show a halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), a main species of local fish, which symbolises the importance of fishing for the local community. In addition to this, the halibut played a major role in local legends, similar to the role of bears in land-based legends.

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Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network and Nye kommunevåbener i Norden. Heraldisk Tidsskrift 62,1990