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Lenvik, Troms (Norway)

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[Flag of Lenvik] image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 February 2017

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Lenvik. Administrative center is Finnsnes.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 December 2015

With the importance of filling available space in Norwegian heraldry, I could imagine the lengths of the oars to change according to the edge of the flag, like they do for the shield. Is there a way to find out?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 02 March 2016

I would also think that it may be the case, however, some charges are treated so, others are not. Unfortunately, we have no confirmation by photo what kind of flag is actually used (if any) and we do not know what the drawing that was actually approved by the royal resolution would have.
From what I understand of the Norwegian heraldry - either design would be acceptable as long as it matches the blazon (ie. the flag description).
Željko Heimer, 29 March 2016

My design of flag of Lenvik is similar with design of flag of Spydeberg. Any comment is welcome. Well, maybe a little bit bigger spearheads (for Spydeberg)
Tomislav Šipek, 29 March 2016

There are more pages where I wonder whether the charges wouldn't be expected to fill more of the flag.
In these two cases, the lower ends of the charges are almost in one line. That makes sense in heraldry because the edge of the shield almost forms a diagonal line there. It makes less sense for vexillology, however, as there there's an empty corner at that point, and you'd expect the charges to be resized so that the largest one stretches all the way into that corner.
Anyway, checking for Norwegian municipal flags gives the impression that most of these may never have been made in the cloth, rendering the discussion of their exact design mostly moot.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 March 2016

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Lenvik] image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 December 2015

I blått tre skråstilte gull årer med bladene opp. In English: Azure three oars bendwise, blades to the chief.
Approved by the royal resolution of 22 August 1986 after a drawing by Arvid Sveen.
The oars symbolise fishing industry as the main form of income for the community.
Željko Heimer, 31 December 2015