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Nord-Aurdal, Oppland (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 19 February 2017

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Nord-Aurdal. Administrative center is Fagernes.
Tomislav Šipek, 13 January 2016

Coat of Arms

[COA of Nord-Aurdal] image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 January 2016

Blazon: På gull grunn tre blå fembladingar, 2-1. In English: Or three cinquefoils azure.
Approved by the royal resolution of 13 December 1985 after a drawing by Bjørn Arnesen after the idea by Ivar Aars. [c2j87] and the last paragraph here.
The flower in the design is called locally "Kristi blåe auga" - blue eyes of Christ, but it is otherwise known in Norway as "snoøsøte" - snow gentian, also known in English as Alpine gentian - with characteristic intense blue flowers. ([c2j87] mentions that "Kristi blå øye" is also name for plant "tveskjeggveronika" - Veronica chamaedrys or germander speedwell, but this was not meant to be represented [veronica seems to have four petals, while gentian has five]. In this regard Heraldry of the World page seems to be wrong.)
The municipal site also adds that the symbolism is of being open and positive - as the gentian flowers which open only at sun and warmth. Also, the three flowers stand for the three towns in the community: Fagernes, Leira and Aurdal.
Željko Heimer, 16 January 2016