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Trondheim, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 February 2017
Granted on 26 May 1989

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Description of the flag

A yellow eight petal rose on red. The artist was Arne E. Holm. I have seen drawings of the flag indicating a square (1:1) shape, but the flags I have seen flying in television reports have been more rectangular (some municipalities use the proportions of the national flag 8:11 regardless the recommended heraldic shape).
Jan Oskar Engene, 17 November 1995

Trondheim (although in the article Jan Oskar shows it as unusual vertical rectangle ca. 3:2, I put it as 8:11, which seems to be what is in use.
Željko Heimer, 04 March 2010

Tomislav Šipek, 23 February 2017

Status of the flag

Trondheim had its flag approved by Royal resolution of 26 May 1989.
Jan Oskar Engene, 17 November 1995

Trondheim Millennium flag

image by Željko Heimer, 04 March 2010

The flag was used in connection with 1000-years celebrations of the establishment of the city of Trondheim in 1997 : red flag with yellow logo and inscription TRONDHEIM 997 - 1997.
The drawing in NFK shows approxim. 2:3 flag with somewhat different letters, but I based my drawing on what I believe to be a more faithful depiction of the logo at
The article in NFK reports on the news story in Dagbladet 13 March 1997, on this flags being stolen.
Željko Heimer, 04 March 2010

Coat of Arms

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 22 October 2015

According to [c2j87] the city administration decided on 25 March 1897 that the city's old seal shall be the official emblem, and it is since then most often shown in the shield form. The drawing is by Hakon Thorsen.
The oldest seal is from the 13th century, known on documents from 1344 and 1439. It was probably the most important Norwegian seal/coat of arms and there should be much about it on line, but I have not found much readily available.
Željko Heimer, 26 October 2015