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image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 February 2017
Approved on 2 November 1984.
Modalen municipality is situated in Hordaland county.
The arms and flag of Modalen were designed by Egil Korsnes and consist
of three white spades, the blades pointing downwards, on a green field.
The design was approved by Royal resolution of 2 November 1984. The colour
green was chosen to reflect the fact that agriculture is a main industry
in the community. The spades are also used in agriculture, but the adoption
of the motive is also connected to the sand and gravel industry where the
spade has also been plied.
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.
Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002
The flag of Modalen is already reported, so here is coat of arms.
Tomislav Šipek, 21 January 2016
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 January 2016
Official blazon in Norwegian: "På græn grunn tre kvite spadar, 2-1."
Blazoned in English: "Vert three spades palewise two and one argent."
English blazon by Joe McMillan, 5 August 2002