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Aure, Møre og Romsdal (Norway)

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[Flag of Aure]
image by Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006
Granted on 21 December 2005


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Background

On 1 January 2006 the two municipalities of Aure and Tustna in Møre og Romsdal county merged to form a new municipality under the name of Aure. As a consequence, the flags and arms of the two former municipalities are now obsolete and there is a new flag for the new municipality.

The flag and arms of the new municipality of Aure were approved by Royal resolution dated 21 December 2005, following debate in the two merging municipalities over the new name and symbols. In a compromise decision one contributed with the name while the other contributed the basis for the flag and arms, altered only in a change of colour of the main charge. In the royal resolution the flag of the (new) municipality of Aure is defined as: On blue a white klipfish (Norwegian: "I blått en hvit klippfisk"). The flag is thus a development of that originally designed by Jarle Skuseth for Tustna.
Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006


Coat of Arms

[COA of Aure]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2015


Former Municipalities

Aure

[Flag of former municipality of Aure]
image by Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006

The flag and arms of the former municipality of Aure were approved by Royal resolution of 5. April 1991. According to the official description the flag was: On red two addorsed eagleís heads (Norwegian: "I rødt to adosserte gule ørnehoder"). The flag and arms were designed by Even Skoglund. The eagle was chosen because as an emblem of a costal community and because the municipality had a good number of them.
Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006

Administrative center of former municipality was Gullstein.
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2015


Coat of Arms

[COA of Aure]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2015


Tustna

[Flag of former municipality of Tustna]
image by Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006

The flag and arms of the former municipality of Tustna were approved by Royal resolution dated 7. October 1988. According to the official description the flag was: On blue a yellow klipfish (Norwegian: "I blått en gul klippfisk"). A klipfish is a split and salted dried fish, usually cod. Traditionally the fish spread out on rock to sun dry and this gives the klipfish its symmetrical shape (as opposed to the stockfish, see the flag of Vestvågøy ). The klipfish industry was pioneered in the Tustna area from the 1690ís. The flag and arms were designed by Jarle Skuseth.
Jan Oskar Engene, 22 July 2006


Coat of Arms

[COA of Aure]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2015


Sources

Engene, Jan Oskar; Kommunesammenslutning gir nye flagg (New flags following municipal); Nordisk flagkontakt / Nordisk Flaggkontakt [nfk] 42 (2006), pp. 50-55


https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1991-03-22-185?q=flagg  (for old Aure)
https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1988-10-07-797?q=flagg
 (for Tustna)
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2015