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Ringsaker, Hedmark (Norway)

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[Flag of Ringsaker]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 January 2016


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Here is flag and coat of arms of Ringsaker. Administrative center is Brumunddal.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1985-02-01-308?q=flagg
Tomislav Šipek, 18 January 2016


Coat of Arms

[COA of Ringsaker]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 January 2016

Blazon: I rødt en stående sølv elg. In English: Gules an moose stantant argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 1 February 1985 after a drawing by Arne Løvstad. [c2j87]
The design was inspired by petroglyphs (Norwegian: helleristninger) - ancient stone carvings preserved at Stein in Ringsaker. See http://digitaltmuseum.no/011012940641/hellerisninger-pa-stein-stein-ringsaker and somewhere down the page here.
It seems that the current municipal administration is looking for a change of the design. Read an article with Løvstad's comments at http://www.ringsaker-blad.no/nyheter/elg-kunstneren-er-fortvilet/s/5-79-22254 For what is show there, it seems that the idea is only to change the shield shape and minor details in the moose drawing - and if I am not much mistaken, the State Archives, whom they intend to ask about the issue shall have to answer that these details do not constitute the change of arms - only of its artistic depiction, and might resolve the issue before it goes any further. We have seen a number of examples in Norway where multiple concurrent design artistic variants are used without much fuss about it (i.e. considered all heraldically correct as long as they keep the basic design unchanged...). It seems that the new graphic design was adopted in the mean time http://www.ringsaker.kommune.no/visuell-identitet.5768001-196585.html
Željko Heimer, 25 January 2016