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Dugo Selo (Town, Zagreb County, Croatia)

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[Town flag]

Flag of Dugo Selo - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 August 2014

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Presentation of Dugo Selo

The Town of Dugo Selo (lit., "Long Village"; 14,300 inhabitants in 2001, 8,880 in the town of Dugo Selo) is located some 20 km due east from Zagreb. Its Town status, granted in former Yugoslavia, was downgraded in the 1993 reform to the Municipality status, and re-established in 1997.

Željko Heimer, 29 September 1999

Flag of Dugo Selo

The symbols of Dugo Selo (images) are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Dugog Sela, published in 1998 in the Town official gazette Službeni glasnik Grada Dugog Sela, No. 5. The Decision was superseded by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Dugog Sela (text), adopted on 30 October 2007 by the Town Assembly and published on 20 November 2007 in Službeni glasnik Grada Dugug Sela, No. 9. The new Decision did not differ much in the determination of the coat of arms and included a regulation on the procedure and other details of granting the right to use the town coat of arms and flag to various institutions.

The flag (photo in Dugoselska kronika, No. 450, 2004) is blue with the coat of arms, bordered golden, in the middle.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 29 March 2008

Coat of arms of Dugo Selo

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Dugo Selo - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 August 20144

The coat of arms of Dugo Selo is made of a triangular shield "Azure, issuant a crozier or, in chief dexter a mullet of six of the same, sinister a crescent argent".

Željko Heimer, 24 April 2004

Vertical flag of Dugo Selo


Vertival flag of Dugo Selo - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 August 2014, after a photo taken on 9 March 2014

Dugo Selo displays a vertical flag, somewhat lighter blue than usual, with a sligtly larger coat of arms, and with the inscription of the town's name under it.

Željko Heimer, 30 August 2014

Ceremonial flag of Dugo Selo

[Town ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Dugo Selo - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 August 2014

The ceremonial flag (photo, photo) is atypical, light blue bordered dark blue and golden with the coat of arms in the middle, a ribbon below it and golden tassels along the bottom edge. The ribbon is red with a white inscription of the town name.
The intricate ornament includes above the coat of arms the inscription "1209" and below it the Latin inscription "Terra sancti Martini". Both refer to the charter king Andrew II issued that year, in which he granted the "land of St. Martin" - the area of what is today Dugo Selo - to the Templars, being the first written mention of an inhabited area on the location.

The ceremonial flag must have been made at the same time the coat of arms and the flag were adopted (in 1998) since we know it from late 1998; however, as far as I am aware, it is not mentioned (as it is not at all unusual) in the 1998 Decision adopting the symbols (at least it is not mentioned in the updated 2007 Decision; we have not been able to find the original 1998 text yet).

Željko Heimer, 20 August 2014