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Kungälv (Sweden)

Western Götaland

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[Flag of Marstrand] image by Nick Moran, 18 February 2017

This flag for the town of Marstrand in Sweden can be seen on Google street view here: The flag design is the same as the town's coat of arms:

The flag consists of three white herring circling a white six-pointed star on a blue background. Historically, herring fishing was a major source of wealth for the town and its port.

The following Wikipedia page gives a brief statement of the flag's history, saying, "The anachronistic coat of arms is based on the town's medieval sigil, in use during the free port era."

Attached is a square version of the above coat of arms, to match the apparent dimension of the flag seen via street view, as well as a cropped version of the street view photo.

Nick Moran, 18 February 2017