Last modified: 2007-05-05 by ivan sache
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Municipal flag of Dolneni - Image by Mello Luchtenberg & António Martins, 25 December 2006
The municipality of Dolneni (13,568 inhabitants; 412.43 sq. km) is made
of the village of Dolneni and the settlements of Belo Pole, Brailovo, Branče, Gorno Selo, Gostiražci, Dabjani, Debrešte, Desovo, Dolgaec, Drenovci, Dupjačani, Žabjani, Žitoše, Zabrčani, Zapolžani, Zrze, Kostinci, Košino, Kutleševo, Lažani, Lokveni, Malo Mramoraci, Margari, Nebregovo, Novoselani, Peštalevo, Rilevo, Rolotovo, Sarandinovo, Sekirci, Slepče, Slivje, Sredorek, Strovija and Crinipište.
Located in south-western Macedonia, in the north of the plain of Pelagonia. Dolneni is famous for the Pece Atanovski folk music festival, "very uncommercial and authentic". The festival is named after the Macedonian bagpipe soloist and band director who won in 1968 in Sicily the first prize in a competition involving 1,800 bagpipers from all over the world.
Ivan Sache, 3 October 2006
The municipal flag of Dolneni, as shown on the Macedonian Ministry of Local
Self-Government website (page no longer online), is in proportion 1:2, horizontally divided blue-white with the municipal emblem in the middle.
The leaves in the base of the emblem are tobacco leaves, tobacco being one of the main crops in Macedonia.
The website of a local development project sponsored by UNDP shows a detailed image of the coat of arms of Dolneni.
Ivan Sache & Željko Heimer, 3 October 2006