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Kungälv (Sweden)

Western Götaland

Last modified: 2018-09-23 by zoltán horváth
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Marstrand

[Flag of Marstrand] image by Nick Moran, 18 February 2017

This flag for the town of Marstrand in Sweden can be seen on Google street view here: https://www.google.com/maps. The flag design is the same as the town's coat of arms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marstrand_Free_Port#/media/File:Marstrand_vapen.svg.

The flag consists of three white herring circling a white six-pointed star on a blue background. Historically, herring fishing was a major source of wealth for the town and its port.

The following Wikipedia page gives a brief statement of the flag's history, saying, "The anachronistic coat of arms is based on the town's medieval sigil, in use during the free port era."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marstrand_Free_Port

Attached is a square version of the above coat of arms, to match the apparent dimension of the flag seen via street view, as well as a cropped version of the street view photo.

Nick Moran, 18 February 2017