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Skjervøy, Troms (Norway)

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

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Here is flag and coat of arms of Skjervøy.
Tomislav Šipek, 15 December 2015

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Skjervøy] image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 December 2015

Blazon: I sølv et svart skarvehode. In English: Argent a cormorant head erased sable.
Approved by the royal resolution of 27 March 1987 after a drawing by Kåre Bondesen/Jan Roald Andreassen (as quoted by [c2j88])
While the municipal web site says simply that the arms depict a cormorant since they are abundant in the municipal fauna, the NGW site is probably more to the point noting that the arms are canting - Norwegian "skarv" - cormorant is recognizable in the municipal name, ending in the suffix "øy" meaning island.
Željko Heimer, 16 December 2015