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Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag (Norway)

Last modified: 2015-11-06 by zoltán horváth
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[Flag of Steinkjer]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2015

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The Flag

There is flag and coat of arms of Steinkjer.
Image of flag. (Google Street View)
Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Steinkjer]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2015

The blazon is: På blå bunn en sølv stjerne med seks odder. Or in English Azure a mullet of six argent.
The coat of arms was approved by the crownprince-regent's resolution of 8 March 1957 and again by the royal resolution of 14 March 1964 after joining of municipalities. It was drawn by Hallvard Trætteberg.
The [c2j87] explains that when the issue of the municipal symbols arose in 1938 the idea of a six-pointed star was already present among the alternatives. It was supposed to represent Steinkjer as the center of the Inner Trondelag and a meeting point of six ways. However, it was only in 1957 on the occasion of the centenary celebrations that it was formally proposed.
When the municipalities were joined the symbolism is explained by the center of the star to stand for the old Steinkjer and the point stand for the six surrounding municipalities that were joined to it (Beitstad, Egge, Kvam, Ogndal, Sparbu and Stod).
[c2j87] also noted that around 1900 the muncipality used a symbol with crossed wedge and ax.
Željko Heimer, 02 November 2015