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Beltinci (Municipality, Slovenia)

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Flag of Beltinci, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 15 September 2003

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Presentation of Beltinci

The municipality of Beltinci (8,256 inhabitants in 2002; 6,220 ha) is located in Prekmurje, th enorth-eastern part of Slovenia. The municipality is made of the local communities of Beltinci (2,414 inh.), Bratonci (705 inh.), Dokelžovje (960 inh.), Gančani (996 inh.), Ižakovci (820 inh.), Lipa (633 inh.), Lipovci (1,047 inh.), and Melinci (815 inh.).
Beltinci isbest known to postage stamp collectors as the place where Hungarian stamps were hand overprinted in 1919 by the Serb occupation forces (photo). Today there is a significant Roma minority living there.

Željko Heimer, 15 September 2003

Flag of Beltinci

The flag and arms of Beltinci are prescribed by Decision Odlok o uporabi grba in zastave Občine Beltinci (text), adopted on 13 February 2003 by the Municipal Council and published on 21 May 2003 in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 46/2003. The Decision was amended by Odlok o spremembah Odloka o uporabi grba in zastave Občine Beltinci (text), adopted on 20 April 2006 and published on 5 May 2006 in Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 46/2006.

The flag is horizontally divided blue-yellow with the coat of arms placed near the hoist. The coat of arms is vertically placed in the middle of the flag and horizontally offset to the hoist, so that the distance from the hoist to the coat of arms is the same as the width of the coat of arms.
In the vertical version of the flag, the coat of arms is rotated and placed near the top of the flag. The center of the coat of arms is approximately placed one third of the flag height from the top (the prescribed distance is 33.5%). The yellow stripe is to the viewer's left.

Željko Heimer, 15 September 2003

Coat of arms of Beltinci

[Coat of arms of Beltinci]

Coat of arms of Beltinci - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 December 2005

The coat of arms of Beltinci is "Per bend wavy or and argent in chief sinister a mill wheel issuant and in base dexter a maize ear counterchanged".
According to Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05], blue stands for river Mura, the wavy line stands for diversity, adaptability and irrepressiblility of the people, and yellow stands for the grain fields. The eight seeds represent the eight local communities forming Beltinci. The mill wheel represents the numerous mills that once were the main industry in the municipality.
The colour specification are given as:
- Blue: HKS 43, Pantone 286, CMYK 100-50-0-0;
- Gold/yellow: HKS 3, Pantone 12, CMYK 0-12-100-0.

Željko Heimer, 25 December 2005

Other symbols of Beltinci

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Other symbols of Beltinci, uncertains status - Images by Željko Heimer, 23 June 2010

The website of the Heraldika company shows an entirely different set of symbols for Beltinci (image). The flag is blue, in proportions 1:2.5, with two yellow vertical stripes forming a square blue field in the centre containing the cross and lilies from the new coat of arms. The coat of arms is "Azure a cross pattee between four lilies all or".

These symbols may have been adopted by a very recent Decision not published yet in the official gazette. However, the municipal website does not mention any change in the symbols and still showes the 2003 flag (photo) and arms.

Željko Heimer, 23 June 2010