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Holmestrand, Vestfold

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About the flag

This site tells us:
"... The town arms were approved by the Council of State on 14 November 1898, but first on 23 July 1981 the municipality received the right to use the town arms as town flag. ... The design in our town arms is an eagle of silver on a field of red. The "heart shield" of the eagle is the frigate "White Eagle", pictured in silver on a field of blue.
The right claw of the eagle holds an anchor of gold; this symbolises that Holmestrand is a 400 year old maritime town.
The eagle holds in its left claw a rod of Asclepius, as the symbol of the god of medicine in the Greek Mythology. The snake rod represents thetown's spa, which was established in 1840. ...
Published by Janne M. Wigdal. Last changed 02.06.2010 "
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 January 2011