Last modified: 2021-08-25 by christopher oehler
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image by Tomislav Šipek, 22 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Gloppen. Administrative center is Sandane.
Tomislav Šipek, 21 December 2015
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 December 2015
Blazon: På blå grunn ein gåande sølv hest. In English. Azure a horse passant
Approved by the royal resolution of 19 December 1986 after a drawing by Petter Eide.
Sources: [c2j87] and https://gloppen.kommune.no/artikkel.aspx?MId1=2207&AId=39
The design depicts the Fjord horse or the Norwegian Fjord horse - a relatively small but very strong horse breed from the mountainous regions of Western Norway.
When the design was chosen, some criticized that the fjordhorse is not walking that way as shown, however, it was said that the heraldic tradition required such depiction.
Željko Heimer, 23 December 2015