The arms were officially granted on June 21, 1994.
The name means high-island, which is symbolised by the silver hill rising from the waves. The crosses refer to a local legend referring to the Mountain of Crosses.
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Literature: Image taken from http://valitsus.ee/et/riigikantselei/riigi-ja-omavalitsuste-symbolid/ and Troels P. Roland