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by Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002
Approved on 19 February 1982.
Sveio municipality is situated in Hordaland county.
The arms and flag of Sveio are based on the arms of a local family dating back as far as 1591. In more recent years, descendants of these families have taken up these arms, a cloven lily with a six-pointed star in the middle. The municipality chose the cloven lily only. The heraldist Kolbjørn Ekkje aided in the adoption of this motive, and he was also responsible for making the design (see [ekk82]). Official approval was granted 19 February 1982. The proportions are set to 5:7 by municipal regulations.
Jan Oskar Engene, 29 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 raud grunn ei kløyvd kvit lilje."
Blazoned in English: "Gules a fleur de lis cloven argent."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002