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Holtålen, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 December 2015


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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Holtålen. Administrative center is Ålen.
Sources: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1988-03-04-207?q=flagg
http://www.retten.no/lokale_nyheter/article6294501.ece
http://www.holtalen.kommune.no/Global/Kultur/Reglement%20for%20bruk%20av%20kommunev%C3%A5pen.pdf
Tomislav Šipek
, 01 December 2015


Flag Variant


image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 December 2015


Coat of Arms

[COA of Holtålen]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 December 2015

Blazon: I rødt en stående sølv rype. In English: Gules a grouse argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 4 March 1988 after a drawing by Kari Vårhus Sagen.
The flag is prescribed in the ratio 3:4.
A grouse (ptarmigan) is a game bird typical for the region. Initially the design was blue shield with the silver bird, but it was pointed out by the central authorities that this is too similar with EnontekiÖ in Finland (the municipal site gives Enorteliø, but it must be a typo; EnontekiÖ indeed uses azure a grouse argent, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enonteki%C3%B6), so the shield was changed to red.
Željko Heimer, 04 December 2015