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Samnanger, Hordaland

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Flag of Sammanger
image by Tomislav Šipek, 16 November 2015
Approved on 27 April 1990.

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About the flag

Samnanger municipality lies in Hordaland county.
As a symbol of the wet climate and the source of hydroelectricity, Samnanger chose a circle of yellow drops on a field of red as the design for its flag. The designer of the arms and flag was Even Jarl Skoglund. Approval for the design was given by Royal resolution of 27 April 1990. The proportions of the Norwegian flag, 8:11, are also used for the flag flown by the municipality of Samnanger.
Jan Oskar Engene, 28 June 2002

Source: The text and image are based on research Engene did for an article published in the German vexillological journal Der Flaggenkurier, No. 2, 1996 [joe96]. Consult this article for detailed references to sources.

Here is flag and coat of arms of Samnanger. Administrative center is Tysse.
Tomislav Šipek, 16 November 2015


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På raud grunn seks gule dråpar som lagar ein sirkel."
Blazoned in English: "Gules six goutes or in annulet."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002

Coat of Arms

[COA of Selbu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 16 November 2015

Blazon: På raud grunn seks gull dråpar som lagar ein sirkel. In English: Gules six gouttes d'or in annulo.
Approved by royal resolution of 27 April 1990, after a drawing by Even Jarl Skoglund.
The above page explain the drops becaume the municipality holds the rainfall record in Hordaland. Also water power is an important resource for the municipality and the drops may symbolize that the water has worth of gold.
The municipal web site explains the symbolic also through water - that it had major role in the development of Samnanger: starting with the Scotland trade in the 17th century, the wool factory A/S Samnanger Uldvarefabrik from 1886 until fire in March 1931, the hydro-power development in Samnanger waterway from 1910 onwards and the stocking factory A/S SAFA founded in 1941.
Željko Heimer, 16 November 2015