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Bosnian Podrinje Canton (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Bosansko Podrinjski Kanton, Canton 5

Last modified: 2003-07-05 by dov gutterman
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by Zeljko Heimer, 18 March 2002

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    Goraz<dansko-podrinjski kanton (Canton of Gorazde and Podrinje), the name of the region near Drina river - border river through most of its course towards FR Yugoslavia)
    Zeljko Heimer, 9 December 1999

    Gorazde Kanton is now named Bosansko Podrinjski Kanton, capital is still Gorazde.
    Adrian Sramek, 9 July 2001

    I am not sure how precise this information is. Some time ago the canton (the Canton V, as it is know by numerical notation) had (proposed?) name of Gorazdansko-podrinjski (or similar), but the reference to Podrinje (region near Drina river, the border river between Yugoslavia and B&H) was dropped after objections (by whom?) that the canton does not reach Drina river at all. If I am not much mistaken on the last ellections it was still named Gorazde canton (or
    Gorazdanski kanton, if you prefer).
    I shall not rule out the possibility that some new changes were made recently, but we shall need some more precise information for that...
    Zeljko Heimer, 9 July 2001

    According to governmental web pages of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the present canton name is: 5. Bosnian Podrinje (former Gorazde-Podrinje).
    Jan Zrzavy, 17 July 2001

    A visitor of my FAME pages sent me an image of the CoA of Bosankso- podrinjski kanton (Canton nr. 5, initially called also Gorazdansko-podrinjski kanton, but I think the BPK name might be official now), and he described the flag as "similar to SDA green-white-green flag in which the initials are replaced by the CoA".
    The coat of arms is obviously based on the previous CoA of Bosnia, the well known fleur-de-lis CoA. The golden ornament in the white bend is, I guess, nothing more then an ornament, though it might be based on the representation of the historical f-d-l arms in some of the famous armorials. The three flowers in the lower part are, I guess, again from some historical source, the lilies made more naturally. The helmet issuing from the band might be from the same period (12th century?). The helm as well as the colouring of the upper part are extremly unheraldical, unfortunately.
    Zeljko Heimer, 18 March 2002

    Coat of Arms

    by Zeljko Heimer, 18 March 2002