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Stavanger, Rogaland (Norway)

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[Flag of Stavanger] image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 February 2017

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Stavanger.
Flag image of Stavanger (Google Earth)
Tomislav Šipek, 20 October 2015

In the meantime, I found a site with information about the flag of Stavanger. Official ratio is 8:13.
Tomislav Šipek, 06 November 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Stavanger]image by Tomislav Šipek, 20 October 2015

Based on the [c2j87]
The Norwegian blazon is: På blå bunn en liggende avkvistet gull vinranke med blad og slyngtråder.
In English that would be: azure per fess a vine branch couped with leaves and tendrils or.
The coat of arms and the flag were approved by the royal resolution of 11.08.1939, drawn by Hallvard Traetteberg.
The design is based on the oldest city seal of 1591. Since ca. 1814 a heraldic arms depicting a stump with three oak leaves was used, but when the old seal was found, it was considered as a better choice.  As the seal had no colours, the blue and gold were chosen from the stripes of the oldest preserved city flag of ca. 1660. [c2j87] provides several theories of what a leaved vine branch should mean, but none is conclusive.
Željko Heimer, 20 October 2015