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Vestfold (Norway)

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Flag of Vestfold image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 February 2017

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Description of the flag

Proportions 18:25.
Mark Sensen, 18 November 1995

Gules, a royal crown Or. Motive should show that Vestfold has connection with the king. In 9th century, Vestfold was a kingdom, which gained the rule over the whole of Norway under Harald Haarfagre. Later Norwegian kings claimed that they are his sires.
Željko Heimer, 19 November 1995

Status of the flag

Adopted 30 January 1970.
Mark Sensen, 18 November 1995

In 2017 the government decided to abolish some of the counties and to merge them with other counties to form larger ones, reducing the number of counties from 19 to 11, to be implemented from 2020.:"
Telemark og Vestfold will become Vestfold og Telemark.
Valentin Poposki, 16 January 2020