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Namsos

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Namsos is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Namsos. Other villages in the municipality include Bangsund, Klinga, Ramsvika, Skomsvoll, and Spillum. The municipality has a population of 12,906 and covers an area of 777.89km2.General informationNameThe first part of the name comes from the local river Namsen. The last element is os, which means the "mouth of a river".Coat-of-armsThe coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 5 May 1961. They were regranted on 21 October 1966 when a town was annexed by Namsos. The arms show a golden moose head on a red background. The moose was chosen as a symbol for the municipality, since Namsos is the capital of the forest-rich Namdalen region, and the moose is the "king of the forest".See also: Coats-of-arms of Aremark, Namsskogan, Ringsaker and Tynset
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