Last modified: 2000-06-04 by phil nelson
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Bodø had arms and flag approved 24 July 1959: A yellow sun on red. The designer was the grand old man of Norwegian heraldry, Hallvard Trætteberg. He took an element - the sun - from the arms Bodø had used since 1889. These arms also included a boat on the sea in front of a range of mountains (really the profile of an island off the coast of the city). Bodø (in the county of Nordland) is the first Norwegian city north of the Arctic circle, and so the sun represents the midnight sun.