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Porsanger, Finmark (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 February 2017
Adopted on 16 June 1967

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About the flag

Porsanger municipality is situated in Finnmark county.
According to [cjo87] Porsanger chose reindeer for its arms and flag because herding of these animals used to be important in the municipality in former times. The flag and arms were adopted by Royal resolution dated 16 June 1967 in which the flag is described as: "In red three leaping silver reindeer." It might be worth mentioning that the arms and flag originated with artist and official heraldic authority Hallvard Trætteberg and that in 1930 he proposed the same motive, though in white on blue, as a possible flag for Finnmark county.
Jan Oskar Engene, 30 April 2002

The flag of Porsanger is already reported, so here is coat of arms (and better flag). Administrative center of Porsanger is Lakselv.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 February 2016

Coat of Arms

[Rana]image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 February 2016

Official blazon in Norwegian: "På rød bunn tre springende hvite rein."
Blazoned in English: "Gules three reindeer salient argent."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 30 July 2002