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image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Lavangen. Administrative center is
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2015
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2015
Blazon: I rødt tre gull bjørkeblad forent i trepass. In English: Gules three
birch leaves or in pall stems conjoined.
Approved by the royal resolution of 18 December 1987 after a drawing by Øystein Hermod Skaugvolldal. [c2j88]
The Wikipedia https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavangen explains the arms symbolising the three ethnic communities in the municipalities, the Norwegians, Kvens and Sami. Kvans are a minority people in Norway descended from Finnish peasants and fishermen who migrated to North Norway in the 18th and the 19th century.
The http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Lavangen provides similar explanation, but also without providing a source.
Željko Heimer, 05 December 2015