Last modified: 2006-11-04 by dov gutterman
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image by Željko Heimer
Blue flag with the presidential coat of arms, border red-white. Coat of arms is a 5x5 red-silver checquered shield (spanish type) surrounded with 5 rhombic shields, 2 left, 2 right and one below. The shields are of:
There are golden and silver fringes hanging from all shields.
Over all there is a red-silver-blue lace with golden letters RH.
The flag is used by the President of the Republic, and is often seen on the president's car, press conferences, receptions etc.
It is convenient to mention here that this flag and coat of arms, as also the Croatian national flag and coat of arms were designed by Miroslav Sutej, an academic painter from Zagreb, in 1990. Of course, the coat of arms of Croatia, and other coats of arms enclosed in it are much older, some of them being from the XI century, and using motives even of pre heraldic origin (see: Croatia - Coat of Arms).
Željko Heimer, 22 September 1995
I found a B-W photo at <tomislav.morh.hr>
which shows the Presidential car flags.
Dov Gutterman, 26 August 1999
These are page of the Ministry of Defence, and this is the
section in memoriam to late Minister Gojko Susak. The photo you
pointed out is, if I'm not much mistaken, the scene from the 1995
military parade on the stateshood day (30 May), and show the
moment what the President (seen from back, in his uniform of the
supreme commander of Croatian Defence Forces) came to the parade
wellcomed by the late Minister.
The car flags are very well visible, the one to the left (of the car, close to the photographer) is the presidential standard, and the one on right the national flag.
Željko Heimer, 28 August 1999
images by Eugene Ipavec, Carlos Esparza and Francisco Gregoric, 11 August 2006
Based on a photo from
the Armenian embassy site. The golden braches were not apparent;
if they were wholly within the white stripe it might have been
due to poor contrast.
Eugene Ipavec, 11 and 17 August 2006
The sase is defined in the same law as the flag, where it is
described to include golden ornament of oak branch on its left
and olive branch on its right. There is also a buckle described,
golden square, similar in design to the presidential flag.
President Tudman was wearing also other sashe from the earliest
days of his presidency when the law was not yet established. He
was using the sashe with the historical croatian Coat of Arms
(i.e. without the "crown") set in the middle, smaller
then the white stripe.
Željko Heimer, 14 August 2006