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Salangen, Troms (Norway)

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[Flag of Salangen] image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 February 2017

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Description of the flag

The municipality of Salangen (in the county of Troms, up north) has a white seal on blue (adopted by Royal resolution of 2 December 1985, designer: Arvid Sveen). I am not sure of the exact proportions (if set at all), so for the flag image I have used 8:11 (Norwegian national flag). The definition of the flag does not specify the species, but that would not make much difference anyway since the drawing is so stylised. The most common seal in Norwegian waters (excluding Spitzbergen) is the harbour seal, also known as the fjord seal in Norwegian. The name Salangen means 'fjord of seals'.
Jan Oskar Engene, 06 June 1996

The flag of Salangen is already reported on FOTW (one of oldest images I think), so here is better image and coat of arms.
Administrative center is Sjøvegan.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 January 2016

Coat of Arms

[COA of Salangen] image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 January 2016

There isn't much at add, but to quite the blazon: I blått en skråstilt sølv sel. - Azure a seal bendwise argent.
Željko Heimer, 12 January 2016