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Kvalsund (Norway)

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by Jan Oskar Engene, 21 April 2002

Approved on 27 March 1987.

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About the flag

Kvalsund commune (Finnmark), in Norway, adopted its flag 27 March 1987. It's blue, in the centre three salmons. Image at

Official text:

Godkjenning av våpen og flagg, Kvalsund kommune, Finnmark. Fastsatt ved kgl.res. av 27. mars 1987. Fremmet av Kommunal- og arbeidsdepartementet.

Kvalsund kommunestyres vedtak 30. september 1986 om våpen og flagg for kommunen godkjennes.

Kvalsund kommunes flagg blir: I blått tre hvite lakser i trepass med hodene innover.

J.J. Andersson, 20 April 2002

The Royal resolution dated 27 March 1987 states:

"The decision by the Municipal Council of Kvalsund dated 30 September 1986 about the municipality's arms and flag is approved.

The arms of Kvalsund municipality will be: In blue three silver salmons arranged in 'trepass' [I use the original Norwegian word, as I do notknow the English heraldic term for this particular way of arranging charges] with their heads in centre.

The flag of Kvalsund municipality will be: In blue three white salmon arranged in 'trepass' with their heads in centre."

The salmon represents fishery in various forms: As a traditional way of living and source of income, as modern fish farming, and as a recreational activity. I used proportions 8:11 (national flag proportions) for my drawing of the flag of Kvalsund.

Jan Oskar Engene, 21 April 2002


Official blazon in Norwegian: "I blått tre hvite lakser i trepass med hodene innover."

Blazoned in English: [Not yet satisfactingly translated.]

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