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Karmøy, Rogaland (Norway)

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[Flag of Karmøy]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 08 February 2016


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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Karmøy. Administrative center is Kopervik.
Sources: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1975-04-18-3?q=flagg 
http://www.karmoy.kommune.no/no/nyheter/2011/karmoy-radhus-25-ar/image/image_view_fullscreen  
Tomislav Šipek, 08 February 2016


Coat of Arms

[COA of Karmøy]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 08 February 2016

Blazon: I rødt et sølv gitterkryss.
In English: Gules a fret argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 18 April 1975 after a drawing by Magnus Hardeland. [c2j87]
The design is canting, as the central lozenge stands for "karmen" (Norwegian for a frame). The island form a border agains the sea and protects the inland from its forces. The cross reminds to the Avaldsnes church, that was the royal chapel inthe Middle Age. The place is said to be central against all directions and medieval kings would often choose to stay there to be able to "get everywhere in haste" if needed.
Željko Heimer, 10 February 2016