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by Zeljko Heimer
Dubrovacko-Neretvanska zupanija - Southernmost county
including its capital Dubrovnik, and the parts around it in a
part of Croatia that has no land connection with the rest of it,
because of 4 km long Bosnian coast around Neum, and the part
north of it, around river Neretva (called Narent in old texts),
including port of Ploce - with strategic importance to Bosnian
The flag of the county was briefly shown, but here is the description: horizonatlly divided red over white with the coat of arms of the county: quatered, 1st and 4th Dubrovnik - Barry Gules and Argent, 2nd Neretva - Trupica (kind of kayak) Argent on Azure, 3rd Korcula - Azure, tower with entrance Argent.
The actual flag that was showed was vertically hoisted, so the shield was rotated 90 degrees.
Zeljko Heimer, 13 May 1996
The County of Dubrovnik and Neretva
(Dubrovac<ko-neretvanska z<upanija) adopted the coat of
arms and the flag on the county assembly session held on 29
February and 5 March 1996 (source 1). The decision became valid 8
days after publication in the official gazette (Sluzbeni glasnik
Zupanije Dubrovacko-Neretvanske), but I do not have the date of
The Ministry of Administration approved the flag and coat of arms on 19 April 1996. (source 2).
The CoA is: quartered, 1. and 4. barry of 4 gules and argent (together giving 8 bars representing historical coa of Dubrovnik); 2. Azure a _trupica_ with an oar Argent (trupica bing a traditional small vessel used by people of the Neretva delta); 3. Azure a towers Argent (towers being a composition of several tipical towers of the city of Korc<ula, on island of the same name). The (fibriation) line bordering, lining and dividing elements of the shield is prescribed black.
The flag is horizontal bicolour of red over white with the COA in the middle, bordered with golden line. The horizontal dimension of the CoA is 1/5 of the flag length, and flag is in ratio 1:2.
1. Odluka o grbu, zastavi i danu Zupanije Dubrovacko-Neretvanske, 5 ozujka 1996. (Decision on the coat of arms, the flag and the day of the County, 5 march 1996)
2. Rjesenje Ministarstva uprave, Kl. UP/I-017-02/96-01/15, Ur. br. 515-04-03/1-96-1, 19. travnja 1996. (Approval of the Ministry of Administration, 19 April 1996)
3. Grb i zastava Zupanije Dubrovacko-Neretvanske (uz Odluku o grbu i zastavi Zupanije Dubrovacko-Neretvanske), Tajnistvo Zupanije, Dubrovnik, prosinac 1995. (materials prepaired by the county secretary for the assembly, December 1995)
Zeljko Heimer, 17 june 1999
Watching the news today, I saw a celebration of the County Day
(St. Leopol Manic Day). There was visible ceremonial flag of the
Dubrovni and Neretva County which I was not aware of beofre. It
does not apear in the county legislation on coat of arms and flag
of 1996 on which I reported earlier, and it was probably made
afterwards. The ceremonial flag is vertical banner in gonfanon
form hoisted from a crossbar, divided horisontally red over white
with county coat of arms in the middle surrounded with floral
mantle of white and light blue and with three line red
inscription in base UPANIJA DUBROVACKO NERETVANSKA, the
first word being somewhat smaller. The banner end in base with
three arched tails, the middle one being longer. There is silver
fringe all around. Overall ratio seemd at glance around 2:3 or
Zeljko Heimer, 11 May 2002
by Zeljko Heimer