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Bjarkøy, Troms (Norway)

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[Flag of Bjarkøy]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 December 2015

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Bjarkøy. Administrative center is Nergården.
Tomislav Šipek, 31 December 2015

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Bjarkøy]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 December 2015

Blazon: I blått en halv gull griff. In English: Azure a demi griffin passant or.
Approved by the royal resolution of 11 April 1986 after a drawing by Øystein H. Skaugvolldal. [c2j87]
The Bjarkøy wanted to have a coat of arms linked to the Bjarkøy noble family, however, the old 13th century family arms were already in use by the Troms county. So a variation was adopted - a half-giffin.
The municipality was joined with Harstad into a new municipality in 2013 bearing the latter name. It started an "arms-strife", one side wanting to retain the Bjarkøy's griffin and the other the Harstad's waves for the arms of the enw joint community. Eventually, the strife ended in retaining the waves. See
Željko Heimer, 02 January 2016