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Grue, Hedmark (Norway)

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[Flag of Grue] image by Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017


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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Grue. Administrative center is Kirkenaer.
Source: https://lovdata.no/dokument/OV/forskrift/1992-10-30-824?q=flagg
http://foto.digitalarkivet.no
Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017


Coat of Arms

[COA of Grue]image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 November 2015

Blazon: Venstre skrådelt av sølv og grønt ved buet ulvetannsnitt. English: Per bend sinistre rayonny of wolf-teeth argent and vert.
Approved by the royal resolution of 30 October 1992, after a drawing by Harald Hallstensen (cf. http://www.grue.kommune.no/individ-og-samfunn/flagg-og-ordener/945-grues-kommunevapen)
http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Grue explains the symbolic so: This represents the clearance of farms in the woods by the use of fire and is also a remembrance of the gruesome church fire of 1822. The colors symbolize the forests and the Glomma river.
And, I would guess that this design is somewhat canting, as the municipal name sounds like "grue" of "gruesome" (with the meaning dreadful in Norwegian too) and the wolf-teeth are "gruesome" enough, but it may be that this symbolic was not intended.
Željko Heimer, 11 November 2015