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image by Jan Oskar Engene, 27 June 2002
Approved on 18 June 1982.
Kvinnherad municipality lies in Hordaland county.
As for Kvam, the meaning of the name and natural
features was important when choosing a flag design for the municipality of
Kvinnherad. The name Kvinn means something being double or in two parts (the
second part of the municipality's name, herad, is a term simply meaning place,
or even municipality), a reference to the fact that at the administrative centre
Rosendal, two rivers unite before flowing into the fjord. Thus the flag approved
by Royal resolution 18 June 1982 shows a blue pall drawn with wavy lines on a
field of white. The flag is square. Magnus Hardeland came up with the idea of
the design, but Truls Nygaard is responsible for the final design.
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.
Official blazon in Norwegian: "På kvit grunn ein blå gaffelkross laga
Blazoned in English: "Argent a pall wavy azure."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002