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Province : Troms og Finnmark (until 2020 Finnmark)
Additions : 1992 Sørøysund; 2020 Kvalsund

Arms (crest) of Hammerfest
Official blazon

En sølv isbjørn på rød bunn.

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The arms were granted on December 16, 1938.

The arms were devised for the 150th anniversary of the city in 1939. The polar bear was chosen as a symbol for the fishing in the polar seas north of Norway. The polar bear itself is not native to Norway itself.

Arms of Hammerfest

The arms by Ströhl in 1905.
Arms of Hammerfest

The arms on a Dutch Willem II cigar band
Arms of Hammerfest

Postal cancellation 1961
Arms of Hammerfest

Postal cancellation 1989

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Literature : Image obtained from the Hammerfest city council