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Region : Syddanmark
Amt (until 2007) :Fyn (until 1970 Odense)
Additions : 1970 Dalby, Drigstrup, Kølstrup, Mesinge, Revninge, Rynkeby, Stubberup, Viby; 2007 Langeskov (1970 Birkende, Marslev, Rønninge), Munkebo

Arms (crest) of Kerteminde


The arms were granted on December 11, 2006.

The arms were newly devised for the merger in 2007 and show the front of a viking longboat. A large longboat has been found on in the municipality. The boat thus also shows the long inhabitation of the area.

The city used the arms below until 2007, granted in 1985 :

Arms (crest) of Kerteminde

These arms are based on the oldest known seal, dating from 1535. An older seal is known (from 1411), but it is not clear what it showed. The city is an important harbour, which explains the ship.

Seal of Kerteminde

Seal from 1535
Seal of Kerteminde

Seal from 1535
Seal of Kerteminde

Seal from 1608
Arms (crest) of Kerteminde

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album, 1933

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Literature: Achen, 1982; Zeuthen, 2000