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Hole, Buskerud (Norway)

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[Flag of Hole] image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 February 2017

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Hole. Administrative center is Vik.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 February 2017

Coat of Arms

[COA of Hole]image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 January 2016

I rødt fire gull kroner, 1-1-1-1. In English: Gules four crowns or in pale.
Approved by the royal resolution of 24 May 1984 after a drawing by Christian Egemar. [c2j87]
The graphic material for the use of Hole arms here includes the regulations, mentioning the flag to be "rectangular (or square) shaped" - and I take it to mean that the exact ratio is not prescribed.
The same page, and even better at here, includes the background story of the arms - symbolising four Norwegian kings from the sagas who had strong connection with Hole. The kings are Halvdan The Black (Halvdan Svarte), Sigurd The Sou (Sigurd Syr), St. Olav Haraldsson, and Harald The Strong (Harald Hardråde).
The design is actually inspired with an emblem used by the municipality prior to adoption of these arms. Four crowns one over the other flanked with two apple branches were set as gilded bronze decoration on the municipal building by Nic. Schiøll (as mentioned here) like may be seen on the balcony behind these soldiers during an exercise in 2010; or here. A graphic emblem of the same crowns between the apple branches was in use prior to 1985.
Željko Heimer, 16 January 2016