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image by Tomislav Šipek, 9 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Birkenes. Administrative center is
Tomislav Šipek, 9 February 2017
image by Tomislav Šipek, 22 December 2015
Blazon: I grønt en oppvoksende sølv bjørkekvist med tre blader. Vert a birch
branch with three leaves argent issuant from the base.
Approved by the royal resolution of 5 December 1986 after a drawing by Daniel Rike from a proposal by Knut Øvensen. [c2j87]
The design is canting he municipal name having the root from birch (bétula pubéscens, it is said at http://oddso.nvg.org/nlv/0928.html). The design also cants the name of the administrative centre Birkeland. Three leaves stand for the three previous municipalities of Birkenes, Herefoss and Vegusdal.
Željko Heimer, 24 December 2015