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Kvinnherad, Hordaland (Norway)

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flag of Kvinnherad
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 February 2016
Approved on 18 June 1982.

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About the flag

Kvinnherad municipality lies in Hordaland county.

As for Kvam, the meaning of the name and natural features was important when choosing a flag design for the municipality of Kvinnherad. The name Kvinn means something being double or in two parts (the second part of the municipality's name, herad, is a term simply meaning place, or even municipality), a reference to the fact that at the administrative centre Rosendal, two rivers unite before flowing into the fjord. Thus the flag approved by Royal resolution 18 June 1982 shows a blue pall drawn with wavy lines on a field of white. The flag is square. Magnus Hardeland came up with the idea of the design, but Truls Nygaard is responsible for the final design.
Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002

Source: The text and image are based on research Engene did for an article published in the German vexillological journal Der Flaggenkurier, No. 2, 1996 [joe96]. Consult this article for detailed references to sources.

Here is flag and coat of arms of Kvinnherad. Administrative center is Rosendal.
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 February 2016

Coat of Arms

[COA of Malvik]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 February 2016

Official blazon in Norwegian: "På kvit grunn ein blå gaffelkross laga med bølgjesnitt."
Blazoned in English: "Argent a pall wavy azure."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002

Blazon: På sølv grunn ein blå gaffelkross laga med bølgjesnitt. In English: Argent a pall wavy azure.
Approved by the royal resolution of 18 June 1982 after a drawing by Truls Nygaard, after a proposal by Magnus Hardeland. [c2j87]
The arms symbolise the many streams and rivers in the municipality. The meaning of the name is "something divided in two". It is especially the Hattebergselv and the Melselv, that come together just before they run into the sea.
Željko Heimer, 03 February 2016