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Nissedal, Telemark

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[Flag of Nissedal] image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 February 2017
Granted on 30 October 1992

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The Flag

By Royal Resolution of 30 October 1992 the flag of the municipality of Nissedal (county of Telemark) was approved: On yellow three red 'nisse' hats two over one (designer: Halvor Holtskog jr.). The 'nisse' is the equivalent of Father Christmas in Norwegian folklore, and he is usually depicted wearing a red hat of the kind shown on the Nissedal flag. When Nissedal wanted a flag, they decided to select a motive easily associated with the name of the municipality (literally: 'Nisse Valley'), though the name is unrelated to the 'nisse' of the folklore. The official proportions of the flag are unknown, but the image conforms to the heraldic description of the flag.
Jan Oskar Engene, 18 December 1997

The flag of Nissedal is reported, but here is coat of arms and better flag. Administrative center is Treungen.
Tomislav Šipek, 02 November 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Nissedal]image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 November 2015

Nothing much to add to Jan Oskar's excellent report, but we may note the original blazon: På gull grunn tre raude nisseluer, 2-1. That would yield in English: Or three nisse hats gules.
Željko Heimer, 11 November 2015