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Sør-Aurdal, Oppland (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2015

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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Sor-Aurdal. Administrative center is Bagn.
Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Sør-Aurdal]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2015

Blazon: I blått et gull relikvieskrin. In English: Azure a box reliquary or.
Approved by the royal resolution of 9 February 1990, after a drawing by Arvid Sveen.
Sør-Aurdal has one of the only municipalities in Norway that has old wooden churches (stavkirke) that are still being in use, namely the Hedalen stavkirke from ca. 1150 and the Reinli stavkyrkje from ca. 1275.
The design shows in a stylized form the mid-13th century gilt-copper medieval reliquary (chasse) from the Hedalen church. The two dragon heads symbolizes the two churches, while the box represent the church building itself. The five points of the patriarchal cross at the top, as well as the five arched widows, represent the five parishes in the municipality.
Gold symbolizes the brass medieval reliquary box. The blue stands for the two rivers - the basis for logging and sawmills as the main industries in the municipality.
Željko Heimer, 19 November 2015