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Osteroy (Norway)


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by Jan Oskar Engene, 28 June 2002

Approved on 20 December 1985.

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About the flag

Osterøy municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

The flag of Osterøy consists of three blue axes pointing downwards on a field of white, with two axes at the top and one beneath. As a tool used by craftsmen, the axes represent the historic importance of the building trade in the community. Building craftsmen from Osterøy have been known for their solid work throughout the county. The flag was approved by Royal resolution of 20 December 1985. The artist was Egil Korsnes who based his design on the idea of Magnus Hardeland.

Jan Oskar Engene, 28 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: "I kvitt tre blå økser med blada ned, 2-1."

Blazoned in English: [Not yet presented]

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