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Kåfjord, Troms (Norway)


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[Flag of Kåfjord]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2015

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Here is flag and coat of arms of Kåfjord. Administrative center is Olderdalen.
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2015

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Kåfjord]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2015

Blazon: I rødt en sølv rokk. In English: Gules a spinning wheel argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 20 January 1989 after a drawing by Arvid Sveen.
The municipal web site quotes from the committee report on choosing the spinning wheel:
"The spinning wheel is a timeless symbol. Handicrafts have long and particular traditions in Kåfjord. It is still driving production in the municipality and this is a business that is also set for the future.
- The spinning wheel is a unifying symbol for Kåfjord's population. Most had a sppining wheel on a central place in their homes while they were growing up.
- The speeining wheel represents an important industry and has been a vital necessity for many in the municipality. It can stand as a symbol of frugality, self-sufficiency and industrious / hardworking people."
Since 2009 the "Spinnvill Rokkefestival" is held in Kåfjord.
Željko Heimer, 01 December 2015