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Norwegian Symbols

  • Animal: Moose
  • Bird: Dipper
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Norway

  • Coat of Arms: The National Coat of Arms dates from the Middle Ages and features an upright, yellow crowned lion rampant, holding a white and yellow axe on a red, triangle-shaped field.

    It's one of the oldest in all of Europe and originated as a personal coat of arms for the royal family. After slight adjustments over time, the current version shown was approved by the King of Norway on May 20, 1992.
  • Flag of Norway
  • Flower: Purple Heather
  • Fish: Cod
  • Motto: None official, but the King's Motto, "Alt for Norge" (All for Norway) is a popular option.
  • National Anthem: "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" (Yes, We Love This Country), Music composed by Rikard Nordraak, and lyrics written by Bjornstjerne Bjornson, one of Norway's great poets.

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This page was last modified on September 29, 2015.