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Orkdal, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 February 2017

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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Orkdal. Administrative center is Orkanger.
Tomislav Šipek, 30 December 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Orkdal] image by Tomislav Šipek, 30 December 2015

Blazon: I grønt en smal sølv stolpe dannet ved bølgesnitt. In English: Vert a pallet wavy argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 25 April 1986 after a drrawing by Einar H. Skjervold.
Sources: [c2j87] and
The municipal web site explains the symbolism to the orkla river making turns, which gave name to the valley, the municipality and its main town (Orkanger). It is also said that the pale (in Norwegian literally a "column") is usually a wider charge, while here it is made thinner and therefore a pallet (in Norwegian literally a "small column"), to indicate the slim river. The NRK TV report of the mayor explaining the Orkdal coat of arms.
Željko Heimer, 02 January 2016