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Masfjorden (Norway)

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by Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002

Approved on 28 September 1990.

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About the flag

Masfjorden municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

A strange device appears on the flag of Masfjorden. The municipality chose a traditional tool, the hold, for their arms and flag. The hold is a device made of wood that holds something in a grip so that it is kept together, and the idea is to symbolise unity. Three of these objects appear on the flag, in yellow centred on a field of red. Approval was granted 28 September 1990, with Rune Garmann as the designer.

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.


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På raud grunn tre gule heldrer stilte i trepass."

Blazoned in English: "Gules three clasps or in pall."

English blazon by Zeljko Heimer, 5 August 2002

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