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image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 January 2016
Here is flag and coat of arms of Karmøy. Administrative center is Kopervik.
Tomislav Šipek, 08 February 2016
image by Tomislav Šipek, 08 February 2016
Blazon: I rødt et sølv gitterkryss.
In English: Gules a fret argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 18 April 1975 after a drawing by Magnus Hardeland. [c2j87]
The design is canting, as the central lozenge stands for "karmen" (Norwegian for a frame). The island forms a border against the sea and protects the inland from its forces. The cross reminds to the Avaldsnes church, that was the royal chapel in the Middle Age. The place is said to be central against all directions and medieval kings would often choose to stay there to be able to "get everywhere in haste" if needed.
Željko Heimer, 10 February 2016