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Ullensvang, Hordaland

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flag of Ullensvang by Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002
Approved on 8 November 1979.

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About the flag

Ullensvang municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

The flag flown by Ullensvang consists of three yellow lilies are set between a horizontal stripe, also yellow, two above and one under on a field of red. This design is patterned on the arms found on a tomb stone in Ullensvang church. The arms are those of Sigurd Brynjulvson who died in 1302 or 1303. An old pattern like this is the reason why an exception was made to the rule [upheld in Norwegian heraldry] that arms should consist of only one motive. By Royal resolution of the 8 November 1979 the flag was approved, the designer being Magnus Hardeland. The drawing of the flag accompanying the grant application shows a rectangular flag. However, the heraldic authorities at the National Archives commented that the flags made would have to be square, so I made the drawing of the flag square.

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: "I raudt ein gul bjelke følgd av tre gule liljer, to over og ei under bjelken."
Blazoned in English: "Gules a bar or between three fleurs de lis of the same."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 5 August 2002