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image by Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Grue. Administrative center is Kirkenaer.
Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 November 2015
Blazon: Venstre skrådelt av sølv og grønt ved buet ulvetannsnitt. English:
Per bend sinistre rayonny of wolf-teeth argent and vert.
Approved by the royal resolution of 30 October 1992, after a drawing by Harald Hallstensen (cf. http://www.grue.kommune.no/individ-og-samfunn/flagg-og-ordener/945-grues-kommunevapen)
http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Grue explains the symbolic so: This represents the clearance of farms in the woods by the use of fire and is also a remembrance of the gruesome church fire of 1822. The colors symbolize the forests and the Glomma river.
And, I would guess that this design is somewhat canting, as the municipal name sounds like "grue" of "gruesome" (with the meaning dreadful in Norwegian too) and the wolf-teeth are "gruesome" enough, but it may be that this symbolic was not intended.
Željko Heimer, 11 November 2015