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Radoy (Norway)


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by Jan Oskar Engene, 28 June 2002

Granted on 14 June 1991.

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About the flag

Radøy municipality lies in Hordaland county.

Boats are a favourite motive for many municipalities, and Radøy found a detail not in use by other municipalities, the rowlock. This is the device on the gunwale of the boat that supports the oar and giving force to the rower's stroke. The flag approved is two black rowlocks placed above each other on a field of yellow. Official approval was granted by Royal resolution of 14 June 1991. The designer was Even Jarl Skoglund.

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: "På gul grunn to svarte årekeipar."

Blazoned in English: "Or two oarlocks in pale sable."

English blazon by Joe McMillan, 5 August 2002

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