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Modalen (Norway)

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by Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002

Approved on 2 November 1984.

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About the flag

Modalen municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

The arms and flag of Modalen were designed by Egil Korsnes and consist of three white spades, the blades pointing downwards, on a green field. The design was approved by Royal resolution of 2 November 1984. The colour green was chosen to reflect the fact that agriculture is a main industry in the community. The spades are also used in agriculture, but the adoption of the motive is also connected to the sand and gravel industry where the spade has also been plied.

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 grøn grunn tre kvite spadar, 2-1."

Blazoned in English: "Vert three spades palewise two and one argent."

English blazon by Joe McMillan, 5 August 2002

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