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Flag of Gradište - Image by Željko Heimer, 2 November 2007
Gradište is located 30 km south-west of Vukovar, just north of Županje. It has about 3,500 inhabitants almost exclusivly living in the village of the same name.
Željko Heimer, 26 July 2004
The symbols of Gradište are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Gradište, te načinu i uvjetima njihove uporabe i zaštite, adopted on 19 October 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 17 March 1999 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Vukovarsko-srijemske županije, No. 2. This invalidates the Decision that prescribed other symbols.
The symbols are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Gradište, adopted on 2 October 2001 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 15 October 2001 in Službeni vjesnik Vukovarsko-srijemske županije, No. 11.
The flag is in proportions 1:2, yellow with the coat of arms in the middle. The height of the coat of arms is 2/3 of the flag's width.
Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 16 July 2011
Coat of arms of Gradište - Image by Željko Heimer, 2 November 2007
The coat of arms is prescribed as a red shield with a silver fleur-de-lis with pistils and in chief dexter and sinister each a golden gourd with a black double wattle. The double wattle is obviously based on the much more common used triple wattle. The richly ornamented gourds represent a beautiful component of the local folklore.
Željko Heimer, 4 November 2007
Ceremonial flag of Gradište - Image by Željko Heimer, 4 November 2007
The ceremonial flag (not mentioned in the Decision) is a blue gonfalon with three triangularly ending tails, the middle one being longer, with the coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality on two arched lines above and three oak branches ornaments in the tails.
Željko Heimer, 4 November 2007
The first symbols of Gradište are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi općine Gradište, adopted on 29 December 1993 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 28 February 1994 in Službeni vjesnik Županije Vukovarsko-srijemske, No. 2.
The flag is described in Article 5 as follows:
The flag of the Municipality of Gradište is 200 cm x 100 cm. The appropriate position at the hoisting place is vertical. The colors of the flag are set vertically, that is, as looked from the front in this order left to right: yellow (1/20 of the flag width), blue (1/10), yellow (1/20), blue (1/10) and yellow (7/10). The two blue stripes represent the two rivers of the region - Bosut and Berava, at the west of the municipal territory and the yellow stripes represent the corn fields, in fact the main activity of the inhabitants, agriculture.
Centrally, in the top half of the wider yellow field, it is set the coat of arms of the place, 4/10 of the flag's width in width.
The coat of arms is described in Article 4 as follows:
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Gradište is in a shield shape, with a ratio of width to height of 1:1.25. It is divided horizontally in two fields with a line contour of the Gradište hill - the most important relief feature of the territory.
In the top blue field, on the contour is standing a chapel and to its left four stations of the Cross, symbolizing the sacral group of buildings - so called Kalvarija - unique and dominant characteristic of Gradište. The location of the Danica star [Morning star] (colored yellow) - an other important issue of our nationality - in the coat of arms matches that in reality. The lower field of the shield is in fact a segment of the historical Croatian arms - the squares. In the top white field - belowe the small church - a gourd, recounts in a tighter sense on the coloring of gourds - the original Gradište art, but also on the inclination of the citizens to ennoble their everyday's life. In the lower white field in contour - the drawing of a marten - also a detail from the state arms, as a sign of affiliation to Slavonia. The entire shield is edged with a yellow border. Above the shield is a ribbon with the name of the place. The ribbon is blue and the letters are white, in "Bold" type.
Željko Heimer, 16 July 2011