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Hemne, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 October 2015

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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Hemne. Administrative center is Kyrksaeterora.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Hemne]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 October 2015

Also cf. the approval data at
The deisgn appears not in the [c2j87] nor its [c2j88] appendix, as it is a latter one. The design was approved by the royal resolution of 14 June 1991.
The blazon is: "I rødt fem gull hasselnøtter forent i rosett." In English it may be: Gules five hazelnuts in annulo stems to center conjoined or.
The description at is more or less well summarised at The arms show five hazel nuts, symbolising the relatively large hazel forest near the village, which was of economic importance for the village in previous times. Hazel trees were also used to make barrels for the local herring fishermen.
The above site also (tries) to explain why five nuts: The original plan was to have three of them, to symbolise that the municipality was joined in 1964 from three previous municipalities: previous Hemne, parts of Heim and parts of Vinje. The proposed arms were not approved, so the number was increased to five. It is said that a "nettkrulle" (local dialect word for a wreath of nuts) may have up to twelve nuts, so that with the five they are "well within" (whatever that actually means).
Željko Heimer, 10 November 2015

This page tells us that "Det sies at hassel kan ha nettkruller med hele 12 nøtter, så naturmessig er vi godt innenfor." (Something like: 'It's said that hazel can have bunches of even 12 nuts, so where nature is concerned we're well within.')
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 18 April 2016