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Radoy, Hordaland


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Flag of Radøy
image by Tomislav Šipek, 06 November 2015
Granted on 14 June 1991.

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About the flag

Radøy municipality lies in Hordaland county.

Boats are a favourite motive for many municipalities, and Radøy found a detail not in use by other municipalities, the rowlock. This is the device on the gunwale of the boat that supports the oar and giving force to the rower's stroke. The flag approved is two black rowlocks placed above each other on a field of yellow. Official approval was granted by Royal resolution of 14 June 1991. The designer was Even Jarl Skoglund.
Jan Oskar Engene, 28 June 2002

Source: The text and image are based on research Engene did for an article published in the German vexillological journal Der Flaggenkurier, No. 2, 1996 [joe96]. Consult this article for detailed references to sources.

Here is flag and coat of arms of Radoy. Administrative center is Manger.
Tomislav Šipek, 06 November 2015


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På gul grunn to svarte årekeipar."
Blazoned in English: "Or two oarlocks in pale sable."
English blazon by Joe McMillan, 5 August 2002

Coat of Arms

[COA of Sømna]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 06 November 2015

Blazon: På gull grunn to svarte årekeipar. In English: Or two oar sockets sable in pale.
Approved by the royal resolution of 14 june 1991, after a drawing by Even Jarl Skoglund.
The oar sockets are type of rawlocks (see Fosnes we talked about a few days ago), here depicted as those found in 1st century boats found in Mangersnes - being the oldes found of boats in Norway.
Željko Heimer, 14 November 2015