Dyrøy

Dyrøy

Dyrøy is a municipality in the county of Troms, Norway.

Dyrøy was separated from Tranøy September 1, 1886.

The municipality is named after the island of Dyrøya, today connected with the mainland with a bridge. However, most people are to be found in Brøstadbotn on the mainland.

The name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the island Dyrøya (Norse Dýrøy), since the first church was built there. The first element is dýr n 'deer' (here reindeer), the last element is øy f 'island'.

Until 1909 the name was written Dyrø.

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1986). It shows a fox.

(See also the coat-of-arms of Vegårshei.)

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