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Kvalsund, Finmark (Norway)

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Commune flag image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 February 2017
Approved on 27 March 1987.


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About the flag

Kvalsund commune (Finnmark), in Norway, adopted its flag 27 March 1987. It's blue, in the centre three salmons. Image at http://www.kvalsund.kommune.no 

Official text:

Godkjenning av våpen og flagg, Kvalsund kommune, Finnmark. Fastsatt ved kgl.res. av 27. mars 1987. Fremmet av Kommunal- og arbeidsdepartementet.
Kvalsund kommunestyres vedtak 30. september 1986 om våpen og flagg for kommunen godkjennes.
Kvalsund kommunes flagg blir: I blått tre hvite lakser i trepass med hodene innover.

J.J. Andersson, 20 April 2002


The Royal resolution dated 27 March 1987 states:

The decision by the Municipal Council of Kvalsund dated 30 September 1986 about the municipality's arms and flag is approved.
The arms of Kvalsund municipality will be: In blue three silver salmons arranged in 'trepass' [I use the original Norwegian word, as I do not know the English heraldic term for this particular way of arranging charges] with their heads in centre.
The flag of Kvalsund municipality will be: In blue three white salmon arranged in 'trepass' with their heads in centre.

The salmon represents fishery in various forms: As a traditional way of living and source of income, as modern fish farming, and as a recreational activity. I used proportions 8:11 (national flag proportions) for my drawing of the flag of Kvalsund.
Jan Oskar Engene, 21 April 2002


Here is flag and coat of arms.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1987-03-27-213?q=flagg
Tomislav Šipek, 16 December 2015


Coat of Arms

[COA of Kvalsund]image by Tomislav Šipek, 16 December 2015

Blazon: I blått tre hvite lakser i trepass med hodene innover. In English: Azure three salmons argent in pall heads to center.
Drawing by Ingunn Bjerkås. [c2j88]
Željko Heimer, 17 December 2015


Blazon

Official blazon in Norwegian: "I blått tre hvite lakser i trepass med hodene innover."
Blazoned in English: [Not yet satisfyingly translated.]