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Sandnes, Rogaland (Norway)

Last modified: 2015-10-30 by zoltán horváth
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[Flag of Sandnes]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 20 October 2015

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Sandnes.
Tomislav Šipek, 20 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Sandnes]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 20 October 2015

Additional info based on [c2j87]
The coat of arms and the flag may be blazoned as: vert an okarina argent. The original Norwegian blazon is: På grønn bunn en sølv leurgauk.
The symbols were approved by the royal resolution of 21 April 1972 and were designed by "Johs. Haukland" (states [c2j87], which I suppose stands for Johannes Haukland, a known Norwegian designer, who among other designed a number of Norwegian post stamps, and signed them with the same abbreviated name).
A "leirauk" or a "leigjøk" is a Norwegian clay instrument, a kind of okarina, made of clay. Namely, In Sandnes the glazed potery (Norwegian: leirvare) industry was started in 1784 and it soon became famous for the characteristic music instrument, that soon became its main souvenir (therefore also known as the Sandnes-gauk).
[c2j87] also notes that since 1954 the municipality used a "coat of arms" depicting the okarina in a cog wheel, but since both referred to the Sandnes industry, it was chosen to retain just the one, the most characteristic.
Željko Heimer, 20 October 2015