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Samnanger (Norway)

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by Jan Oskar Engene, 28 June 2002

Approved on 27 April 1990.

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About the flag

Samnanger municipality lies in Hordaland county.

As a symbol of the wet climate and the source of hydroelectricity, Samnanger chose a circle of yellow drops on a field of red as the design for its flag. The designer of the arms and flag was Even Jarl Skoglund. Approval for the design was given by Royal resolution of 27 April 1990. The proportions of the Norwegian flag, 8:11, are also used for the flag flown by the municipality of Samnanger.

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 raud grunn seks gule dråpar som lagar ein sirkel."

Blazoned in English: "Gules six goutes or in annulet."

English blazon by Zeljko Heimer, 5 August 2002

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