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Telemark (Norway)

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Flag of Telemark image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 February 2017

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Description of the flag

Proportions are 1:1
Mark Sensen, 18 November 1995

Or, a rising curved axe Sable. Such an axe with a curved handle was traditional in area from 15th century, and was a symbol of power. People were bearing axes even to churches, up till the last Century.
Željko Heimer, 19 November 1995

Status of the flag

The flag was adopted by the county council on 2 November 1970 and approved by Royal resolution on 19 December 1970.
Jan Oskar Engene, 19 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