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image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Storfjord. Administrative center is Hatteng.
Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2015
image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2015
Blazon: I rødt tre gull valmuer stilt i trepass. In English: Gules three
poppies in pall.
Approved by the royal resolution of 9 February 1990 after a drawing by Arvid Sveen.
A local school web site explains that the depicted poppy is the Læstadius poppy (actually named in English the arctic poppy, Papaver laestadianum), named after the botanist Lars Levi Læstadius. The species is endemic in the border region of Treriksrøysa (Three-Country Cairn), the three-point of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and the pall (Y-shape) in the arms also symbolise the three-county meeting point.
Željko Heimer, 17 November 2015