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Lopar (Municipality, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Lopar - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 April 2009

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Presentation of Lopar

Lopar was established as a Municipality in 2006 by secession from the Town of Rab. It is the actual birth place of St. Marin, known as the founder of the Republic of San Marino; Rab is claiming the same thing, being the closest town to the place. Both claims are probably equally valid.

Željko Heimer, 5 October 2008

Flag of Lopar

The symbols of Lopar (images, p. 32) were publicly unvealed on 8 September 2008 in a ceremonial session of the Municipal Assembly celebrating the Day of the Municipality.

The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.

The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, light blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.

Željko Heimer & Robert Grubiša, 11 April 2009

Coat of arms of Lopar

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Lopar - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 April 2009

The coat of arms depicts St. Marin, the founder of the oldest republic in the world, San Marino, with his stone-cutting tools and two silver-white flowers symbolizing the widely known tomatoes and potatoes of Lopar (Novi list, 7 September 2008).

Željko Heimer & Robert Grubiša, 5 October 2008

Ceremonial flag of Lopar

[Former flag]

Ceremonial flag of Lopar - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 April 2009