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Konavle (Municipality, Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Konavle - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 June 2013

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Presentation of Konavle

The municipality of Konavle (8,577 inhabitants in 2011) is located some 25 km south of Dubrovnik, being the southernmost municipality of Croatia; it includes the southernmost tip of the Privlaka peninsula with its tip Oštro at the entrance to the Boka Kotorska bay. It is a rich region of fertile valleys, formerly the main source of food for the Republic of Ragusa (at time known in Italian as Canali or Valle dei Canali).
The municipality ismade of 33 odd, small villages around the valley and on the coast, including the village of Cavtat (2,143 inh.), the seat of the municipal administration. Cavtat was once a Greek colony known as Epidaurum. The inhabitants of Epidaurum settled Dubrovnik after the arrival of Slavic peoples; the two populations slowly merged together. Cavtat was subsequently known as Ragusavecchia or Civitas Vetus, since then Croatized to Cavtat.
Cavtat was the second biggest town in the Republic of Ragusa, and provided for many captains. Later it gave a number of intellectuals, among other Vlaho Bukovac, one of the most prominent Croatian painters of the 19th century; the politician Fran Supilo, and Baltazar Bogišić, known as an important legislator in the Principality of Montenegro. Cavtat is today a tourist place. The Dubrovnik Airport is located a few kilometres off Cavtat, near the village of Čilipi.
The municipality suffered much in the aggression of Serb and Montenegrine forces in 1991, followed with pillaging and burning, thus a number of villages are still being rebuilt.

Željko Heimer, 25 April 2010

Flag of Konavle

The symbols of Konavle (photos, municipal website) were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, white with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 25 April 2013

Coat of arms of Konavle

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Konavle - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 June 2013

The coat of arms is "Gules a woman dressed in the local folk costume issuant".
It depicts the folk costume of the Konavle region, with traditional white headgear, golden lined black overcoat, blue girdle and white apron.

Željko Heimer, 25 April 2010

Ceremonial flag of Konavle

[Ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Konavle - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 June 2013

The ceremonial flag is a white gonfalon ending triangularly with a golden fringe, with the coat of arms in the centre of it, topped with the inscription of the name of the municipality and with an olive and a grapevine branch beneath.

Željko Heimer, 25 April 2010

Table flag of Konavle


Table flag of Konavle - Image by Željko Heimer, 3 January 2015

The table flag (photo) is vertical, ending triangularly, with a golden border along the outer four edges, pale yellow, with the coat of arms in the centre, the municipality name above, and ornamental branches of olive and grapevine shown in their proper colours (green leaves, golden fruits).

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 3 January 2015