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Ugljevik (Municipality, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina)


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Flag of Ugljevik, two variants - Images by Željko Heimer, 30 August 2008

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Flag of Ugljevik

The symbols of Ugljevik are prescribed by Deicsion Odluka o obliku, sadržaju i opotrebi simbola Opštine Ugljevik, adopted on 27 July 2001 by the MunicipalAssembly and published in the Municipal official gazette Službeni bilten Opštine Ugljevik, no. 6.

According to an article published in July 2001 by D. Acović in Glasnik SHD (Gazette of the Serbian Heraldry Society [sdh]), No. 7, the symbols of Ugljevik were adopted on 27 July 2001 by the Municipal Assembly.

The flag of Ugljevik is one of the rare examples of modern Serb flag that is not based on the coat of arms and that includes entirely different elements. The flag is white with a blue wavy horizontal stripe between three black diamonds sable.
The wavy stripe is standing for local river Janja. The black diamonds are said to be standard heraldic symbols for coal wealth.

The flag is prescribed with proportions 1:1 (municipal website) but often used in proportions 1:2 (photo no longer online).

Željko Heimer, 30 August 2008

Coat of arms of Ugljevik

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Lesser, middle and greater coat of arms of Ugljevik - Images by Dragomir Acović (Heraldika i Srbi, Zavod za udžbenike, 2008)

The coat of arms is divided per saltire, first or a winged bull gules, second vert an oak branch per pale or, third vert a plum branch or per pale, fourth sable two hammers argent in saltire. St. Luke's bull symbolizes the monastery of Teočak in the vicinity. The name Ugljevik can be translated as "Coal Place"; the green and black colors in the coat of arms recall the miners. The greater coat of arms includes a compartment made of a green field with the mine's entrance and two supporters, dexter a folk bard (Filip Višnjić) holding the Serb tricolor and sinister a miner in ceremonial uniform, holding the flag of Ugljevik.

Željko Heimer, 30 August 2008

Former coat of arms of Ugljevik

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Former coat of arms of Ugljevik - Image by Dragomir Acović (Heraldika i Srbi, Zavod za udžbenike, 2008)

Acović shows an old symbol used in Socialist Yugoslavia. It is speculated that it was adopted through a public competition "to which anyone could apply". The shield-like "emblem" depicts a railway, river Janja, oak leaves, hills, an electric pylon, the "working youth" (girl and boy) and the monument to the fighters of Srijem and South-East [rather, East] Bosnia in Donja Trnova (photo).

Željko Heimer, 11 February 2013