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Utsira, Rogaland (Norway)

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[Flag of Utsira] image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 February 2017
Approved 23 July 1982

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Utsira.
Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

Light cones from the lighthouse on Utsira became an important landmark of the site once it was lit in 1844. It has saved many lives on the sea.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 May 2018

Variant flag

[Flag of Utsira] image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 May 2018

A longer version with coat of arms and motto-logo is also in use: 
Tomislav Šipek, 7 May 2018

Coat of Arms

[COA of Utsira]image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

Blazon: I blått et kors dannet ved fire motstøtende sølv spisser. In English: Azure four piles issuant conjoined in cross argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 23 July 1982 after a drawing by John Digernes. [c2j87]
The design is reminding to light flowing out of a lighthouse that was built in the municipality in 1844. The municipal web site names the designer as John Digernes. Also date is given as 24.4.82, probably referring to the date he signed the artwork (although further on the page it is said that he signed the artwork as "John Digernes Haugesund. 21.4.1982")
The municipality wanted to have the lighthouse since 1976, but no design they tried was approvable. Eventually they hired Digernes in 1980 to prepare a variant that could get an approval. Since 2004 there are wind power plats erected in the municipality and the design is also seen to represent those with three wings and a tower.
Željko Heimer, 03 February 2016