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TRANØY

Province : Troms

Arms of Tranøy

Official blazon

I sølv en krummet svart kveite.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on May 15, 1987.

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


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