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by Jan Oskar Engene, 17 November 1995
Flag adopted on 8 March 1957.
A yellow cross the arms bent outwards on a white field. According to Norwegian heraldic rules, yellow and white is a prohibited combination. Exceptions are only made where medieval arms are resurrected. In the case of Nord-Trøndelag the historic design is that of St. Olav, who according to the saga carried a white shield with a golden cross at the battle of Stiklestad (traditionally dated to 1030). St. Olav was killed in the battle. Proportions 1:1.
Jan Oskar Engene, 17 November 1995