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Province : Viken (until 2020 Buskerud)
Incorporated into : 19?? Ringerike

Arms (crest) of Hønefoss
Official blazon


The arms were granted on March 15, 1902.

The arms show a cogwheel and lightning in the upper half and a waterfall (foss) with timber in the lower half. Both symbolise the industries around which the town developed.

Arms of Hønefoss

The arms by Ströhl in 1903.
Arms (crest) of Hønefoss

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1930

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Literature : Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987; leaflet Norske Byers Våpen og merker, no year.