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image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of Tysfjord. Administrative center is Kjøpsvik.
Tomislav Šipek, 10 December 2015
image by Tomislav Šipek, 10 December 2015
Blazon: I sølv en oppvoksende svart hummer. In English: Argent a lobster
sable issuant from the based.
Approved by the royal resolution of 24 July 1987 after a drawing by Esther Skoglund. [c2j88]
The municipal web site explains that the originally adopted design showed Stetind mountain, but was not approved by the State Archives.
The lobster was chosen because Tysfjord is the northernmost location of lobster habitat. The original drawing included the claws of different size, such as they are in the natural population of lobsters in Tysfjord, but the State Archives opted for the same size claws (as per heraldic conventions).
Željko Heimer, 12 December 2015