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Falkenberg (Sweden)

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The flag used by Falkenberg municipality can be seen at
Actually, it ought to be a banner of arms, but I guess the municipal politicians want the mural crown to show, and so they put the full arms on the flag together with text. My opinion is, it would be better to have a banner-of-arms and make a finial in the form of a mural crown. Falkenberg is one of the oldest towns in Sweden. It is situated in Halland, which historically was a Danish province. The arms are canting - a falcon (falk) on a mountain (berg).
Falkenberg in Sweden should not be confused with Falkenberg in Germany or the noble family Falkenberg.
Elias Granqvist
, 20 December 2006 and 14 February 2010.

I found the 'graphic profile' for the Municipality of Falkenberg at , and this seems to say the typeface of the text should be Minion pro. However, when comparing the text on the flag with I am not sure it is the right typeface.
The picture of the arms used on the flag seems to be this one, however:
The typeface is also depicted in the graphic profile and doesn't look like it's the same as on the flag there either.
Elias Granqvist, 23 December 2010

Yes, that all looks related. However, the flag uses something like Minion Pro Bold. What you're seeing at the bottom of Falkenberg Grafisk Profil 4.01 is Minion Pro Regular (the bold above it is Saturday). Likewise, the Wikimedia file shows bold only for the row S-z. It might be slightly wider than ordinary Minion Pro Bold, though, Slightly stretched? Or maybe a different Minion font face? Pro is from 2000: Before that, the flag would have used a different Minion, even if new flags are supposed to adhere to this profile.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 8 January 2011