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Đurmanec (Municipality, Krapina-Zagorje County, Croatia)

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Flag of Đurmanec, left, as seen locally, right, as prescribed - Images by Željko Heimer, 24 June 2012

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Presentation of Đurmanec

The Municipality of Đurmanec is located some 50 km north of Zagreb, just northwest of Krapina towards the Slovenian border, on the highway connecting Zagreb with Maribor, Graz and further north to Vienna.

Željko Heimer, 17 June 2004

Flag of Đurmanec

The symbols of Đurmanec are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Đurmanec, adopted on 5 June 1995 by the Municipality Council and published on 20 June 1995 in the County official gazette Službeni glasnik Županije Krapinsko-zagorske , No. 7.

The flag is prescribed as:

The colour of the flag of the Municipality of Đurmanec is sky blueish on its entire area. It is also the main colour of the coat of arms of Đurmanec, that dominates its area and covers 3/4 of the coat of arms, where the main depiction is set as "St. George killing the dragon".
The coat of arms itself, without the ribbon, is set in the very centre of the flag, so that the size of the coat of arms goes into the width of the flag from the left and the right once each, and in the top and the bottom length from the central coat of arms twice.
The flag is edged with a golden (yellow) fringe (the colour of the birch leaf and the bunch of grapes in the coat of arms).

However, the flag seen hoisted on the Municipality Hall in April 2012 (around St. George's Day) was notably different from the flag prescribed in the Decision. The flag in actual use was medium blue (not light blue as prescribed), and the coat of arms on it was of the "usual" size (not as small as prescribed).

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 24 June 2012

Coat of arms of Đurmanec

[Municipal coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Đurmanec - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 September 2011

The coat of arms is prescribed as:

The coat of arms of the Municipality of Đurmanec with all of its elements is closely linked with the place itself and its inhabitants.
The central element in the coat of arms is St. George piercing a dragon, taking up 3/4 of the coat of arms, and shown on a background of celestial blue. The dragon is green and symbolizes evil and paganism. Above the dragon, a white horse is prancing, as the symbol of purity, and on the horse, St. George piercing the dragon symbolizes the victory of faith.
At the top, the coat of arms is divided into three red fields. In the first, left field is a birch leaf (coloured yellow with black outlines) symbolizing the Brezovica mountain [breza means "birch" in Croatian] which raises like a shield above Đurmanec. In the second, central field there are two red and silver squares, symbolizing the affiliation to the homeland, Croatia. The third, last, field (right) contains an element - a bunch of grapes (coloured yellow with black outlines) symbolizing the tradition of wine growing in our region.

The coat of arms on the flag is stated to have "no ribbon", while there is no ribbon described in the description of the arms. However, we know that the coat of arms is usually shown with a yellow ribbon above, inscribed "Đurmanec".

Željko Heimer, 11 September 2011