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Modum, Buskerud (Norway)

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[Flag of Modum]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 January 2016


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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Modum. Administrative center is Vikersund.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1985-03-15-711?q=flagg
Tomislav Šipek, 15 January 2016


Coat of Arms

[COA of Modum]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 January 2016

I blått en sølv trillingstreng, skråstilt venstre-høyre, dannet ved bølgesnitt. In English: Azure three bends sinister wavy argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 15 March 1985 after a drawing by May Kristin Storø, after the design by Ovid Kvisterøy and Olav Sørensen. [c2j87]
The arms show the three main rivers in the municipality the Drammenselven, Snarumselven and Simoa. The blue background reminds to the blue dye production in Modum, that was prior to 1850 the largest in Europe with more the 1000 workers, and wa sthe main source of cobalt blue in the period.
The page on new graphical profile of municipality is availble here. A statue based on the Modum flag was erected there, http://www.modum.kommune.no/stoltheten-avduket.5333306-103694.html
Željko Heimer, 16 January 2016