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image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 February 2017
Jondal municipality is situated in Hordaland county.
The flag flown by the municipality of Jondal, three yellow boathooks extending diagonally
upwards from the lower fly on a field of red, symbolises the importance of the boat to
the community. It is not only a means of communication, but also important for the industries
of the municipality. Jondal has traditions in boat building, and the skills of making wooden
boats are kept in high regard. The flag of Jondal was designed by Arvid Sveen and officially
approved by Royal resolution 27 November 1987.
Jan Oskar Engene, 26 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 Jondal.
Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2015
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2015
Official blazon in Norwegian: "På raud grunn tre skrått framveksande gule båtshaker."
Blazoned in English: "Gules three boathooks bendwise issuant from sinister base or."
English blazon by Joe McMillan, 5 August 2002
Blazon: På raud grunn tre skrått framveksande gule båtshaker. In English:
Gules three boat-hooks bendwise issuant from base sinister.
Approved by the royal resolution of 27 November 1987 after a drawing by Arvid Sveen. [c2j88]
The municipal web site https://www.jondal.kommune.no/artikkel.aspx?AId=43&Back=1 explains simply that the hooks should appear as dragging forward and reminding how important were boats for work and transportation in the municipality.
The same web site claims that the municipal flag is white with the municipal arms in it - that is certainly contradicting the royal resolution and the municipal decision of 9 September 1987 mentioned in it, but it indicates the current use.
Željko Heimer, 05 December 2015