NUMBERS & FACTS for the Municipality:
Population: 14 942 (2016)
Municipal area: 432 km².
In January 1937, 50 kr was allocated for the work to make a coat of arms for the town. Of the 11 proposals received, the evaluation committee settled on a draft from Alf Feyling Larsen, whose motive was two-part, a flying seagull and a pottery vase. The draft was worked on according to the heraldic requirements for a town coat of arms, but since it can be difficult to combine these requirements with true urban patriotism, the enthusiasm declined. For several reasons, the case was effectively put on ice and then overtaken by events in 1940, the German invasion.
The municipal coat of arms on "a green base, an upright gold oak leaf", was adopted by the Eigersund municipal council on 28 August 1972, and approved by a Royal Decree of 20 October 1972. The coat of arms was designed by then first archivist in the National Archives Harald Trætteberg, but the idea for the motif came from Torunn Edvardsen and Torleif Tendeland who shared the first prize in an idea competition. The oak leaf reflects the municipality name Eigersund.