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Fedje, Hordaland

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Flag of Fedje image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 February 2017
Approved on 13 July 1990.

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About the flag

Fedje municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

The small community of Fedje lies towards the sea and consists of the main island of Fedje and a range of smaller islands. Only 700 people live in the community. The fisheries industry is important to the people of Fedje, and both the natural setting and the maritime traditions are reflected in the flag design approved by Royal resolution dated 13 July 1990. The field of the flag is blue and is charged with a pair of oars placed diagonally towards the hoist from the lower fly end. The heraldic designer Even Jarl Skoglund was responsible for developing the design.
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.


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På blå grunn to skrått framveksande kvite årar."
Blazoned in English: "Azure two oars argent in bend issunat from base sinister."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002

Coat of Arms

[COA of Fedje]image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2015

Here is coat of arms of Fedje.
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2015

Blazon: På blå grunn to skrått framveksande sølv årar. In English: Azure two oars argent in bend issuant from the base sinister.
Approved by crownprince-regent's resolution of 13 July 1990.
The municipal web site explains it so: municipal coat of arms of Fedje has two silver colored oars on a blue background, and the oars stand as a symbol of fisherman's labor of everyday life in order to feed himself and his family.
Željko Heimer, 15 November 2015