Last modified: 2003-03-01 by dov gutterman
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Legrad is a small town about twenty kilometers due north of
Koprivnica with some 2600 inhabitants. It is situated at the
confluence of Mura into Drava. It is said that the river flow
removed the whole city from Medimurje (then in Hungary) into
Podravina (Croatia) without moving single stone - the river
switched the flow from south of the town to north of it. I really
don't know how exact the story is and when it happened, I heard
it long ago from my grandfather, who was born in Legrad.
The CoA and the flag are described in the statutes of 2001 issued in the official gazette (avilable on <www.glasila.hr>): Statut Opcine Legrad, 1. listopada 2001. Slubeni glasnik Koprivnicko-krievacke upanije, br. 11/01, god. IX, Koprivnica, 5. listopada 2001. They must have been adopted somewhat earlier, say about 1997.
The coat of arms of Legrad is the historical coat of arms (claims the Stautes): Azure a fess argent, in base a boat proper and in chief a mullet or and a crescent of the second. The flag is blue with yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle.
Zeljko Heimer, 23 Febuary 2003