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Lindas (Norway)


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by Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002

Approved on 4 May 1979.

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About the flag

Lindås municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

The municipality of Lindås based its arms and flag on the tree that gave the community its name, the European linden tree (tilia europaea). However, the tree is not common in the area. On the flag the tree is in white set against a field of red. Approval was granted 4 May 1979, and the designer was Magnus Hardeland. The proportions for the flag are given as 218 cm by 300 cm, probably reflecting the measures of the one hoisted.

Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002

Source: The text and image are based on research Engene did for an article published in the German vexillological journal Der Flaggenkurier, No. 2, 1996 [joe96]. Consult this article for detailed references to sources.

The community takes its name after the linden tree. The second part of the name – 'ås' – means 'ridge'.

Jan Oskar Engene, 5 August 2002.


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På raud grunn eit kvitt lindetre."

Blazoned in English: "Gules a linden tree eradicated argent."

English blazon by Joe McMillan, 5 August 2002

Eradicated mean that the tree is shown with roots.

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