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Hordaland (Norway)

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Flag of Hordaland image by Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017

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Adopted on 1 December 1961.
Proportions 7:9.
Mark Sensen, 18 November 1995

Gules, under a royal crown two crossed axes Or. The motive is taken from a coat of arms from a letter talking about Haakon Magnusson's coronation in 1344.
Željko Heimer, 19 November 1995

In 2017 the government decided to abolish some counties and merge them with other counties to form larger ones, reducing the number of counties from 19 to 11, to be implemented from 2020.:"
Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane became Vestland.
Valentin Poposki, 16 January 2020