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Leka, Nord-Trøndelag (Norway)

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[Flag of Leka]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 November 2015

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Leka. Administrative center is Leknes.
Tomislav Šipek, 23 November 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Namdalseid]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 November 2015

Blazon: I rødt en vinget gull klo. In English: Gules a winged claw or.
Approved by the crownprice-regent's resolution of 21. april 1989.
As we go back in time with these approvals it is ever more difficult to find the designers of them mentioned on line... :) But there is another TV report on its symbolic
The local regualtions on the use of teh coat of arms and the flag is at
The symbolic of the charges is explained rather hermetically at 
"Municipal arms symbolizes "Ørnerovet" - as happened in 1932, and the wild red-yellow serpentine mountians on the island outside - making the island a geological peculiarity. The Ørnerovet, literally the eagle robbery, is name given to the event of 1932. It is summarized in the leaflet.
"Svanhild Hartvigsen disappeared on 5 June 1932, when she was 3½ years old. A full-scale search began, down towards the sea and high up on near-by hillsides. One of her shoes and her handkerchief  were found 6 or 7 hours later, near a hill called Galten. Three men began to clamber up the steep scree on neighbouring Hagafjellet, and Svanhild was found unhurt on an almost inaccessible ledge near the red mark you can see, close to a white-tailed eagle’s nest. No child of her age could get onto the ledge by herself. The only explanation was that an eagle had put her there."
Željko Heimer, 24 November 2015