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PECHENGA (Печенга)

Federal subject : Murmansk Oblast
Rayon : Pechengsky Rayon

Coat of arms (crest) of Pechenga

Official blazon

В червленом поле с узкой включенной лазоревой оконечностью, обремененной золотой треской, серебряная часовня (о двух таковых же окнах) с золотым куполом, серебряным барабаном, золотой, увенчанной восьмиконечным крестом, главкой, сопровожденная вверху золотым северным сиянием в виде лучей.


The arms were adopted on March 10, 2011.

The arms show the chapel of the famous Pechenga monastery, founded in 1532. The Aurora Borealis above the chapel indicates the Northern latitude of the town. The base shows a cod, which is a symbol for the importance of fisheries for the city.

Until 1940 the town was part of Finland and known as Petsamo.

The Petsamo region received arms in 1921, showing three dried cod. The region was abandoned in 1922 and the arms were continued by the city.


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