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Nordkapp, Finmark

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by Jan Oskar Engene, 27 April 2002
Approved on 19 October 1973.


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About the Flag

Nordkapp municipality in Finnmark county takes it name from North Cape, the cliff traditionally taken to be the northernmost point in Norway and of the European continent. This combined with the midnight sun in summer makes Nordkapp a popular destination for tourists. Appropriate then that the municipality's arms and flag in a simple way suggests the profile of the set against the midnight sun. The arms and flag of Nordkapp municipality were approved by Royal resolution dated 19 October 1973.
Jan Oskar Engene, 27 April 2002


Blazon

Official blazon in Norwegian: [Not yet presented]

Blazoned in English: see below for suggested blazoning.
A couple of tries:
Per pale, Or and Gules, in dexter a base of the second, in sinister a chief of the first.
A skosh more abstractly geometrical, but emphasizes the symmetry:
Per fess, Or and Gules, a fess quarterly, 2 and 3 counterchanged.
Lewis A. Nowitz, 27 April 2002


The blazon in English would be something like:
"Per fess debruised Or and Gules"
though Parker's dictionary does admit that "debruised" is not quite clear what it means. Few other tries might be, again following Parker:
"Per fess fracted Or and Gules"
"Per fess downset Or and Gules"
The latter cleary (at least to me) suggest that the sinister part is lower the dexter, which is not the case of Nordkapp COA, and I supposed "upset" could not come into account. Then maybe:
"Per fess downset on dexter Or and Gules"

Temupus Peregrinator pages sugests that maybe something of the sort might be valid too:
"Per fess angeled Or and Gules"
Željko Heimer, 1 May 2002

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