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Bodø, Nordland (Norway)

Last modified: 2018-09-30 by zoltán horváth
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[Flag of Bodø] image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 February 2017


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History of the flag

Bodø had arms and flag approved 24 July 1959: A yellow sun on red. The designer was the grand old man of Norwegian heraldry, Hallvard Trætteberg. He took an element - the sun - from the arms Bodø had used since 1889 . These arms also included a boat on the sea in front of a range of mountains (really the profile of an island off the coast of the city). Bodø (in the county of Nordland) is the first Norwegian city north of the Arctic circle, and so the sun represents the midnight sun.
Jan Oskar Engene, 6 August 1996

The flag of Bodø is already presented here, but there is better image, and also logo-flag of municipality.
Source: http://www.bodo.no/wips/999912241/
Tomislav Šipek, 15 October 2015

We already has most what [c2j87] has to say about it. I may add from there the official blazon: På rød bunn en gull sol.
The 1889 coat of arms shown in [c2j87] is exactly this image from this page (i.e. from the same source this page got it :)
Another version of the old coat of arms may be seen in the Coffe Hag album as shown here and yet another at Wikipedia originating from the Bodo web site, but apparently not there any more...
Željko Heimer, 15 October 2015


Logo flag

[Flag of Bodø] image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 October 2015

Yuk to the logo flag! but this must be a temporary (tourist propaganda) thing.
Željko Heimer, 15 October 2015


Coat of Arms

[Flag of Bodø] image by Tomislav Šipek, 19 October 2015

Here are flag and coat of arms of Bodo.
Tomislav Šipek, 19 October 2015


Skjerstad (former municipality)

[Flag of Skjerstad] image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 February 2017

From 1. January 2005 the municipality of Skjerstad (number 1842), in the county of Nordland, was joined to the city of Bodø. Thus the symbols adopted by Skjerstad in 1990 and approved by Royal resolution dated 14. June 1991, a white millstone on a green field for the flag, became obsolete (the official Norwegian description was: "I grønt en hvit kvernstein").
Source: Engene, Jan Oskar; Kommunesammenslutning gir nye flagg (New flags following municipal); Nordisk flagkontakt / Nordisk Flaggkontakt [nfk] 42 (2006), pp. 50-55
Jan Oskar Engene, 23 July 2006

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Bodø] image by Tomislav Šipek, 09 November 2015

Here is coat of arms of Skjerstad.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1991-06-14-414?q=flagg
Tomislav Šipek, 09 November 2015