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Hvaler, Østfold (Norway)

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[Flag of Hvaler]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2015

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Hvaler.
Image of flag. (Google Street View)
Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2015

Administrative center of Hvaler is Skjaerhalden.
Tomislav Šipek, 26 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Hvaler]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2015

The blazon: I blått en sølv båt med mast og stag. In English: Azure a boat with a mast and stays argent. (cf. )
It was approved on 9 December 1983 after a drawing by Hallvard Trætteberg.
[c2j87] recounts how the municipality wanted to have a boat in its coat of arms, as it was dependant on fishing and navigation its entire history. Eventually, a type of a boat known from a 14th century Norwegian seal was chosen (the book shows a 1336 seal of one Eirik Nikolasson, including a similar boat between two mullets in the chief)
Željko Heimer, 03 November 2015