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Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal

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[Flag of Ålesund] image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 October 2015

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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Ålesund.
Tomislav Šipek, 21 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Ålesund]image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 October 2015

The COA was approved by the royal resolution of 1 April 1898, drawn by Andreas Bloch (Norwegian painter, see
The COA was adopted in connection of the city 50th anniversary, depicting fishery as the basis of the town's economy. The boat shown is a "fjøringfar" - a four pairs of oars boat, at one time the most important type of fishery boat. The boat illustration was inspired by the 1762 illustration of the fishery boat from Hans Strøms - the oldest fishery boat representation printed in Norway. See here.
Beneath the waves there are depicted three cods, the most important fish caught by these boats. At one point such cod was used a city police shield.
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Željko Heimer, 22 October 2015