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Agdenes, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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[Flag of Agdenes] image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 February 2017
Granted on 30 August 1991.

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The flag

Blason: Ermine a chief gules.
Adopted: by Royal Resolution of 30 August 1991
Designer: Einar Skjervold
Notes on blazon: Ermine represents the economic importance of breeding fur-bearing animals.
Jan Oskar Engene, 3 April 1998

Here is my version (I think better) of flag and coat of arms. Administrative center is Selbekken.
Tomislav Šipek, 05 November 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Agdenes]image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 November 2015

The original Norwegian blazon as appearing in the royal resolution: I hermelin et rødt skjoldhode.
The municipal site also includes an explanation further then the fur production. The hermelin is linked to kings, who were linked with Agdenes. The red chief is said to represent strawberries (still an important industry of Agdenes), while other interpret it as the blood from the axe of Eric Bloodaxe (i.e. 10th century king Eric Haraldsson)
Željko Heimer, 14 November 2015