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by Jan Oskar Engene, 30 April 2002
Approved on 22 July 1988.
Berlevåg municipality is situated in Finnmark county
Berlevåg's flag was approved by Royal resolution dated 22 July 1988. It is a simple, yet effective, flag, made by a simple flame like partition of the field in yellow over blue. I believe the heraldic term for this kind of partition is rayonné. Berlevåg is a coastal community that depends on the sea in so many ways. According to [nss91], the idea is to symbolize the waves that break against the shore, which can represent both the struggle against the sea as well as the dependence on it.
Jan Oskar Engene, 30 April 2002
Official blazon in Norwegian: "Delt av gult og blått ved flammesnitt."
Blazoned in English: "Per fess rayonny or and azure."
English blazon by Joe McMillan, 30 July 2002