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Masfjorden, Hordaland

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 February 2017
Approved on 28 September 1990

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About the flag

Masfjorden municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

A strange device appears on the flag of Masfjorden. The municipality chose a traditional tool, the hold, for their arms and flag. The hold is a device made of wood that holds something in a grip so that it is kept together, and the idea is to symbolise unity. Three of these objects appear on the flag, in yellow centred on a field of red. Approval was granted 28 September 1990, with Rune Garmann as the designer.
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 Masfjorden. Administrative center is Masfjordnes.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2015


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På raud grunn tre gule heldrer stilte i trepass."
Blazoned in English: "Gules three clasps or in pall."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002

Coat of Arms

[COA of Masfjorden]image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2015

Blazon: På raud grunn tre gull heldrer stilte i trepass. In English: Gules three clips or in pall.
Approved by the crown prince-regent's resolution of 28 September 1990, after a drawing by Rune Garmann.
The heldrer clip is made of wood and traditionally used for fastening ropes around loads. They symbolize forestry as the main industry, but also the unity of three parts of the municipality
Željko Heimer, 14 November 2015