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Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Arendal belongs to the region of Sørlandet.The town of Arendal is the administrative center of the municipality and also of Aust-Agder county. Other villages in the municipality include Tromøy, Rykene, Eydehavn, Strengereid, Kongshamn, Kilsund, and Hisøy.The offices of UNEP/GRID-Arendal are located in the town of Arendal.General informationOrigin of the nameThe Old Norse form of the name was probably Arnardalr. The first element is the genitive case of ǫrn, 'eagle' and the last element is dalr, meaning 'valley' or 'dale'.Coat-of-armsThe coat-of-arms were granted on 7 November 1924 (based upon an older seal). The arms show a sailing ship as a symbol for the importance of fisheries and sailing to the local economy. A ship appeared on the oldest known seal of the town, dating back to the 17th century. In the late 19th and early 20th century the arms showed the ship in the upper part and a landscape with the coat of arms of Norway in the base of the shield.Arendal is in Aust-Agder. Plan your visit to Arendal and other destinations in Norway using our Norway online visit planner .
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