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Svendborg Municipality, Denmark

Svendborg Commune, Syddanmark Region

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[Flag of Svendborg Municipality]
image posted by Vanja Poposki (in I Love Flags), 10 September 2012

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Svendborg is a town on the South East of Funen, the second largest of  the island, after Odense. As the town is on the Baltic side of the island, it caters for sailors with a more gentle nature than those visiting the open sea coast on the North side of the island.
The municipality includes the town, the island Taasinge opposite the town, and several smaller nearby islands in the South Funen Archipelago.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 01 September 2013

The Flag

Google translation:
The simple and clear design is reflected in the large format must be readable and recognizable from a distance. The background color of the municipal flag corresponding to the blue PMS 300.
Vanja Poposki, 10 September 2012

"Det enkle og klare design kommer til udtryk på store formater, der skal kunne aflæses og genkendes på lang afstand. Baggrundsfarven på kommunens flag svarer til den blå PMS 300."
This simple and distinct design will come into its own at large sizes, which shall be readable and recognisable from far away. The background colour of the flag matches blue - PMS 300.
I'm not sure, though if it fully captures the absurdity of calling a design "distinct" because it needs large sizes to be recognisable.
Mentioned source says:
"Januar 2007 Baggrundsfarven på flaget svarer til den blå PMS 300. Der angives her to flagstørrelser: A: 170 cm x 225 cm. og B: 200 x300 cm."
Apart from the month, this adds that two flag sizes are specified, of  which one is a 34:45 flag and the other a 2:3. No mention is made of the changes necessary for a 34:45 flag, but considering the logo-centred approach, I expect we're simply supposed to add more field. And indeed, they really don't mess with such things as 2 square metre flags. Large sizes to prove the design is simple and distinct!

[Non-Existent Version of Svendborg Municipality Flag
Non-existent version!
image posted by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 01 September 2013

The fun part is that the flag probably would be quite recognisable, at  much smaller sizes, if they didn't have to shrink the arms to balance the text.

Let's do a stamp test. Which one?
[Stamp test]
They've done this for quite a while, IIRC. I could never take a good flag picture because of the need to catch the entire flag outstretched, to show the lettering. No chance of that; you might as well try and catch the wind.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 01 September 2013