Larvik

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Civic heraldry of Norway - Norske Kommunevåpen
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LARVIK

Province : Vestfold
Additions : 1988 Brunlanes, Hedrum, Stavern, Tjølling

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Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on ??-??-1989.

The arms how a mast with three sails to represent the maritime traditions of the municipality.

The previous arms :

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These arms are known since 1899 and show an unidentified tree. The tree probably symbolises the beech forest around the town. A (beech) tree has been used by the 18th century governor of the area, Jens Kielman, as well as in a seal of a local guild in the early 19th century.

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The seal of Larvik from 1825
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The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1930

Literature : Norwegian Municipal Network; Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987. Capellen, 1987