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Approved on 19 October 1973.
Nordkapp municipality in Finnmark county takes it name from North Cape,
the cliff traditionally taken to be the northernmost point in Norway and of
the European continent. This combined with the midnight sun in summer makes
Nordkapp a popular destination for tourists. Appropriate then that the
municipality's arms and flag in a simple way suggests the profile of the
set against the midnight sun. The arms and flag of Nordkapp municipality
were approved by Royal resolution dated 19 October 1973.
Jan Oskar Engene, 27 April 2002
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 May 2017
Yellow with two red steps. I spotted this pennant on 22 April 2017 at the
local pier in Honningsvåg (= seat of the municipality)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 May 2017
image by Tomislav Šipek, 09 February 2016
Official blazon in Norwegian: [Not yet presented]
Blazoned in English: see below for suggested blazoning.
A couple of tries:
Per pale, Or and Gules, in dexter a base of the second, in sinister a chief of the first.
A skosh more abstractly geometrical, but emphasizes the symmetry:
Per fess, Or and Gules, a fess quarterly, 2 and 3 counterchanged.
Lewis A. Nowitz, 27 April 2002
The blazon in English would be something like: Temupus Peregrinator pages The flag of Nordkapp is already reported, so here is coat of arms.
Administrative center is Honningsvåg. Blazon: Delt av gull og rødt ved enkelt venstre trappesnitt.
"Per fess debruised Or and Gules"
though Parker's dictionary
"Per fess fracted Or and Gules"
"Per fess downset Or and Gules"
The latter cleary (at least to me) suggest that the sinister part is lower the dexter, which is not the case of Nordkapp coat of arms, and I supposed "upset" could not come into account. Then maybe:
"Per fess downset on dexter Or and Gules"
"Per fess angeled Or and Gules"
Željko Heimer, 1 May 2002
Tomislav Šipek, 09 February 2016
In English: Per fess angeled or and gules (as I already suggested as the best fit)
The design was approved by the royal resolution of 19 October 1973after a drawing by Hallvard Trætteberg. [c2j87]
[c2j87] also notes a previous municipal emblem also depicted the Nordkapp rock, although in a more natural depiction.
Željko Heimer, 20 February 2016
Temupus Peregrinator pages
The flag of Nordkapp is already reported, so here is coat of arms.
Administrative center is Honningsvåg.
Blazon: Delt av gull og rødt ved enkelt venstre trappesnitt.