Last modified: 2008-07-19 by dov gutterman
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image by eljko Heimer, 23 December 2007
Otok is a community in the Split-Dalmatia County (unlike the
city of Otok near Vinkovci), situated east of Sinj,
population about 5,800, with somewhat over 3,000 in the village
of the same name. The community
web site provides a longish and epic description of symbols
adopted. However, since the symbols do not conform with the rules
set by the central authorities, they have probably not received
authorization yet (although with slight changes they could be
easily amended for it) .
The coat of arms of Otok is: gules a winged ox holding a book argent and in the base a disk or enigned with five concentric rings and a cross in the middle. Under the shield is a blue ribbon inscribed with the name of the community.
The flag is white with the coat of arms inthe middle. The flag is supposed to be bordered with golden ancient wattle as was on a plutey from the church in Udovicic.
The winged ox is attribute of St. Luke, the patron of Otok. The circlet at the base is the "celestial star", a stone plutey, the only remain from the old Croatian church in Gala near Otok. Today the circles are interpreted to stand for the five villages in the community and their unity in religion. The blue colour of the ribbon is standing for the river Cetina and its tributaries.
The image of the coat of arms is adapted from the web site. The image of the flag is reconstructed from the web site description and coat of arms depiction, probably not very exact and missing the border ornament
eljko Heimer, 23 December 2007
image by eljko Heimer,23 December 2007