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Rakkestad, Østfold (Norway)

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

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Rakkestad.
Tomislav Šipek, 08 February 2016

Coat of Arms

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

Blazon: Delt av gull og grønt ved kløverbladsnitt.
In English: Per fess trefly or and vert.
Approved by the royal resolution of 11 July 1975 after a drawing by Truls Nygaard. [c2j87]
The arms symbolise that Rakkestad is largly an agricultural region. The two lower leaves are for the old traditions - the farming and forestry, the upper for the newer: industry, trade and crafts.
The upper leaves are reminding to church spires - denoting the three parishes in the municipality, as well as three priests that made particular impression in its history: Østen Bårdsen, Thorkild Aschehoug and Johaqn Aschehoug.
Željko Heimer, 10 February 2016