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by Jan Oskar Engene, 29 April 2002
Approved on 22 July 1988.
The flag of Lebesby, approved by Royal resolution dated 22 July 1988, is divided yellow over black by two embattlements. The idea is that the arms and flag represent a cliff by the sea in the municipality, Finnkirka, meaning "the Finn Church" in English. This cliff formation has the appearance of a church, and in former times was used by Saami people as a place of sacrifice.
By the way the municipality has put out a nice looking picture of Finnkirka, with the North Cape in the background, see this image from the municipality's homepage http://www.lebesby.kommune.no/.
Jan Oskar Engene, 29 April 2002
Blazoned in English: "Per fess emabatteled grady Or and Sable."
English blazon by Zeljko Heimer, 1 May 2002
The Norwegian blazon is more precise as to how many "grades" and "peaks" there are.
Zeljko Heimer, 30 July 2002