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Murska Sobota (Civic Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Murska Sobota]       [Vertical flag of Murska Sobota]

Flag of Murska Sobota - Images by Željko Heimer, 11 September 2002

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Presentation of Murska Sobota

Murska Sobota is atowncity and civic municipality in Prekmurje ("over the Mura river") region of Slovenia. The city was before the First World War under Hungarian rule, and still has a sizeable Hungarian minority.

Željko Heimer, 8 January 1999

Municipal flag of Murska Sobota

The 1996 Decision on the flag and arms of Murska Sobota was amended in 1998 by Decision Odlok o spremembah odloka o grbu in zastavi Mestne občine Murska Sobota, adopted on 27 January 1998 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 9/1998.

The design of the flag was modified, but the coat of arms was not changed, neither was any other prescription regarding the use of the municipal symbols.
According to Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05], the flag was designed by the academic painter Sandi Červek, who probably also designed the former flag.

The flag is rectangular, in proportions 4:9, horizontally divided green (turquoise)-white with the coat of arms set at hoist. Height of the coat of arms is 1/2 the hoist.

The flag may be hoisted vertically, with the white field to the viewer's left. That is just opposite to usual flag rotation use, but it is prescribed that way in the Decision.

Željko Heimer, 7 May 2005

Coat of arms of Murska Sobota

[Coat of arms of Murska Sobota]

Coat of arms of Murska Sobota - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 January 1999

The coat of arms of Murska Sobota is described as being shield-shaped of three colours - turquoise, golden and silver. The shield is turquoise with silver bar through it and above it three golden suns, one rising, one in zenith and one setting. The shield is outlined with a golden line. These suns are actually one disk and two semi-circles. The colors are defined according to the Chromoton colour scale as follows:
- Turquoise: Chromoton 204
- Silver/gray: Chromoton 261
- Golden/yellow: Chromoton 106

According to Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05], the three golden "suns" are the three apples that symbolize St. Nicolas, the patron saint of the Murska Sobota parish since the Middle Ages.

Željko Heimer, 7 May 2006

Former flag of Murska Sobota

[Former flag of Murska Sobota]       [Former vertical flag of Murska Sobota]

Former flag of Murska Sobota, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 8 January 1999

The former coat of arms and flag were prescribed by Decision Odlok o Grbu in Zastavi Mestne Občine Murska Sobota, adopted on 3 October 1996 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, nr. 56, pp. 4687-9, 11 October 1996, with effect the next day.
The construction sheet of the coat of arms and flag is given as an Annex to the Decision in the official gazette.

The flag is based on the coat of arms. It is horizontally divided turquoise-white, with three suns set near the hoist. The flag proportions are 1:3, and the bottom line of the two half-suns is to be on an imaginary line placed 1/2 of the hoist height from the hoist. The diameter of the disk is 1/5 of hoist, 1/10 from both edges to half-suns, and 1/10 between half-suns and full-sun along the hoist axis. The colors of the flag are also given according to Chromoton scale, omitting white (that is silver of the coat of arms).

Željko Heimer, 8 January 1999