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by Zeljko Heimer, 26 August 2000

Draganic [Draganic/, c having an "acute" sign] Community in "Karlovacka zupanija", until 1993 was part of the Karlovac community, but with the new administartive division of Croatia it (re)gains the status of community. They claim (on road signs in the community) that the community was first established in 1249. Until 1997 the official name was in plural form "Draganici" [again c with acute].
The coat of arms is blue with a curious charge or in the middle surrounded by a downponting traingle of the same, an other misterious charge (snowflake?) argent in dexter and a crescent of the last in sinster. The photo I have made is particularly unclear at the point where the "snowflake" is, and it might be that it is actually an ordinarly mullet, something that is much more expected here, but it seems in that case that at least there are "perls" at the top of each point.
I have not seen a flag used in the community, but one could easily expect that the rule is followed, and the monocoloured flag is defaced with the CoA in the middle. I'd bet that the colour used is blue, that seems to be the most popular colour of the local Croatian flags. However, until some further evidence, here is only the image of the CoA, based on the photo of the road sign set in the entrance to the community from Karlovac on the "Old Karlovac" road (road from Zagreb to Karlovac built before the highway) photographed on 26 June 2000.
Zeljko Heimer, 26 August 2000

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