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Birkenes, Aust-Agder (Norway)

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[Flag of Birkenes]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 22 December 2015


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Here is flag and coat of arms of  Birkenes. Administrative center is Birkeland.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1986-12-05-2273?q=flagg
Tomislav Šipek, 22 December 2015


Coat of Arms

[COA of Birkenes]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 22 December 2015

Blazon: I grønt en oppvoksende sølv bjørkekvist med tre blader. Vert a birch branch with three leaves argent issuant from the base.
Approved by the royal resolution of 5 December 1986 after a drawing by Daniel Rike from a proposal by Knut Øvensen. [c2j87]
The design is canting he municipal name having the root from birch (bétula pubéscens, it is said at http://oddso.nvg.org/nlv/0928.html). The design also cants the name of the administartive centre Birkeland. Three leaves stand for the three previous municipalities of Birkenes, Herefoss and Vegusdal.
Željko Heimer, 24 December 2015