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Malvik, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Malvik. Administrative center is Hommelvik.
Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

Coat of Arms

[COA of Malvik]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

Blazon: I gull en svart tiur. In English: Or a grouse sable.
Approved by the royal resolution of 23 July 1982 after a drawing by Stein Davidsen after an idea by Lorentz Svingen. [c2j87]
As noted by [c2j87] with Malvik grouse (Nor. tiur) was intropduced in heraldry, although its cousin - black grouse (Nor. orrhane) was noted already in the Middle Age.
On one may hear the mayor explaining the design. In the short film one may prominenty see a makeshift flag of melhus, being almost square white flag with the coat of arms in the centre covering almost entire field. However, I am not quite sure that we should really count it?
Among other things, the mayor points out that Malvik wanted to highlight its natural resources and those have chosen a grouse. In 1980 a competition was organized among the citized, producing some 40 proposals. Two of proposals included the grouse. Also, the mayour points out as important difference of the Malvik coat of arms in regarding to the majority of other Norwegian municipal arms - namely it has a semi-circular shield. Something only yet Melhus in Sor-Trondelag has. And indeed, most of the arms to be see are in semi-circular shield - even though that [c2j87] shows iit in a standard heart shaped shield.
Željko Heimer, 01 February 2016