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Mogila (Municipality, Macedonia)


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Presentation of Mogila

The municipality of Mogila (6,710 inhabitants; 255.62 sq. km) is made of the village of Mogila and the 22 settlements of Alinci, Beranci, Budakovo, Bašarejca, Gorna Čarnija, Dolna Čarnija, Dedevalci, Dobruševo, Dolno Srpci, Ivanjevci, Loznani, Mojno, Musnici, Novoselani, Nošpal, Podino, Puturus, Radobor, Sveto Todori, Trap, Trnovci and Crničaci.

The folk song "A message is coming from Mogila" is a famous komitađi (fighter) song from the Ilinden Uprising, saying:

A message is coming from the village of Mogila
Accross the fields of Pelagonia
It is going directly to Bitola
To Bitola to the Turkish Valia

Valio, Selim Efendi
Valio, Selim Efendi
Mogila is full of komitađis
Their leader is Dimce Mogilce

Selim Efendi got angry
He took his black horse
He picked up the mightiest Turkish soldiers
And took the road to Mogila

Come out Dimce Mogilce
Come out you Christian dog
I'll take away your wife,
and convert her to Islam

Go away Selim Efendi
Go away you butcher dog
I'll cut off your skin
and put it under the door of my house.

In October 2005, a suspicious dead hen, potentially infected with bird flu, was found in Mogila; accordingly, all poultry in a three-kilometer radius around the village were slaughtered and Mogila became quite "popular", at least in the epidemiologists' circles. The bird eventually tested negative.

Ivan Sache, 6 April 2007

Flag of Mogila

Several interviews of the Mayor of Mogila broadcast by Orbis TV show him in front of the national, European Union and municipal flags. On most footages, the municipal flag is partially concealed by the Mayor.
In the TV report (Orbis TV, 11 February 2009) of the partnership meeting of officials from Mogila and Dolni Dabnik (Bulgaria), at 2:45, there is a close-up on the flag display, centered on the municipal flag, which is white with the municipal emblem in the middle.

The municipal emblem of Mogila is shown, as a plaque, in the beginning of another Orbis TV footage, but its rendition on the flag is quite different.
The emblem of Mogila - as shown on the flag - is horizontally divided red-white-green by diagonal lines, all the elements being outlined in red. A yellow sun overlaps the red and white stripes, with the rays emerging in the red field. A yellow palm is placed in the red field. The central, white stripe, bears the name of the municipality in red capital, seriffed, Cyrillic letters, and the date of incorporation of the municipality, 12.09.1996, in red, too.
On the plaque, the sun is all included in the red stripe, the name of the municipality is written in sans seriffed italic letters and the date is omitted.

Ivan Sache, 7 January 2010

Former flag of Mogila

[Flag of Mogila]

Former flag of Mogila - Image by Mello Luchtenberg, 31 March 2007

The flag of Mogila, as shown on the Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website (page no longer online), is vertical, vertically divided red-white-red with in the botom of the flag an emblem made of a yellow disc and 13 yellow rays.

Ivan Sache, 6 April 2007

Former municipality of Dobruševo

[Flag of Dobrusevo]         [Flag of Dobrusevo]

Flag of Dobruševo, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Mello Luchtenberg & António Martins, 2 October 2006

The municipality of Dobruševo (2,174 inhabitants in 2002; 98 sq. km) was incorporated into Mogila in 2004.
Dobruševo is the birth village of Stojan Veljanovski (b. 1955), known today as Gospodin Gospodin Stefan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia. Bishop Stefan was elected head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in Ohrid, 9-10 October, by the Church National Assembly. Archbishop Stefan largely refrains from interfering in politics, but has repeatedly urged politicians to support the Macedonian Orthodox Church in its longstanding feud with the Serbian Orthodox Church, which has never recognized the legitimacy of the former.

When vertical, the flag of of Dobruševo is horizontally divided into two squares, the upper square being red with a sun-like yellow and orange device and the lower square being vertically divided yellow-green.
The flag is shown as vertical on the Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website (first version, page no longer online), and as horizontal on the Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website (second version, page no longer online, either).

Ivan Sache, 2 October 2006