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Nittedal, Akershus (Norway)

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[Flag of Nittedal] image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 February 2017


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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Nittedal. Administrative center is Rotnes.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1987-01-23-50?q=flagg
Tomislav Šipek, 17 December 2015

Here is corrected flag of Nittedal.
Tomislav Šipek, 21 December 2015


Variant Flag

[Flag of Nittedal] image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 February 2017

Dimensions 8:11
Source: http://foto.digitalarkivet.no
Tomislav Šipek, 7 February 2017


Coat of Arms

[COA of Nittedal]image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 December 2015

Blazon: I grønt en sølv tvillingstreng skråstilt venstre høyre. In English: Vert a bend sinistre gemel argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 23 January 1987 after a drawing by Alf Hammervold after an original design by Tom S. Vadholm. [c2j87]
The symbolic is explained in various ways on the municipal web site.
First of all the two bendlets symbolize the two important trafic routes through the municipality - the railroad and highway from Oslo.
There are two parishes (sogn) in the municipality, Nittedal, know for the matches factory of 1863 and Hakadal, made famous in Norway through traditional nursery rime "Kjerringa med staven" (it would make something like: Old Lady with the stick). Both matches and "staven" may be see in the bendlets.
The bendlets may also be interpreted as lumber that was important industry in the municipality. They also may be seen as ski tracks, for famous municipal hiking routes.
Finally, the colours stand for woods and snow as well as the silver waters of Nitelva.
The regulations provided at https://www.nittedal.kommune.no/Handlers/fh.ashx?MId1=457&FilId=60 also prescribes the ratio for the flag to 22:16 (i.e. our "default" 8:11)
Željko Heimer, 18 December 2015