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Tranøy, Troms (Norway)

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[Flag of Tranøy]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 14 December 2015

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Here is flag and coat of arms of Tranoy. Administrative center is Vangsvik.
Tomislav Šipek, 14 December 2015

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Tranøy]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 14 December 2015

Blazon: I sølv en krummet svart kveite. In English: Argent a flounder embowed reversed sable.
Fish is blazoned embowed when forming an (upover) arch. I have not found what would be equivalnt for "downover" arch in English, but "embowed reversed" seemed like logical...
Approved by the royal resolution of 15 May 1987 after a drawing by Svein A. Berntsen. [c2j88]
The wikipedia article sourcing Norske Kommunevåpen (1990) identifies the flounder fish species as "Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), a main species of local fish, which symbolizes the importance of fishing for the local community. In addition to this, the fish played a major role in local legends, similar to the role of bears in land-based legends."
Similar is present at citing: "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden" from Heraldisk Tidsskrift 62,1990.
Željko Heimer, 15 December 2015