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Okučani (Municipality, Brod-Posavina County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Okučani - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014

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Presentation of Okučani

The municipality of Okučani (4,224 i,habitants in 2001, 1,941 in the village of Okučani) is located some 60 km west of Slavonski Brod, at an important crossroad.

Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004

Flag of Okučani

The symbols of Okučani are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi općine Okučani, adopted on 14 September 1999 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 29 September 1999 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 6.
The symbols are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut općine Okučani, adopted on 8 February 2002 and published on 15 September 2002 in Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 3.

The symbols, designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, were approved on 26 May 1999 by the Ministry of Administration / Central State Office for Administration.

The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle. The flag is explicitly prescribed to be of a darker blue shade than the coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014

Coat of arms of Okučani

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Okučani - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004

The coat of arms is described as "In azure heraldically stylized thunderbolt (flash)".
The thunderbolt is the heraldic charge that represents lightning, inherited from the antique symbols of Jupiter. It is shaped as a golden cigar with wings, arrows radiating from it and fire from one end. The thunderbolt refers to the Flash (Bljesak) Operation, performed by the Croatian Defence Forces in May 1995 and liberating the region in just a few days. Okučani and the surrounding region was known as Western Slavonia, as a part of the separatist Serbian Republic of Krajina.

Željko Heimer & Tihomir Podkonjak, 1 April 2014

Ceremonial flag of Okučani


Ceremonial flag of Okučani - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014

The ceremonial flag is prescribed as a blue gonfalon ending triangularly, outlined yellow and with a golden fringe along the bottom edge, with the coat of arms in the centre, the municipality name in two arches above and branches of oak and linden below.

Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014