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Pozega (Pozega-Slavonia County, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 25 June 2000



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Overview

Poz<ega - A city of some 30 000 inhabitants in the middle of Slavonia region. It is situated in the valley called by ancient Romans Vallis Aurea encirceled by low mountains and one of the most fertile parts of Croatia. In medieval Croatia Pozega was already important trade center and seat of the county in 13th century. (No flags are reported from that period, though). The Turks enter Pozega in 1536 and remain there until 1691. During that time Pozega is the capital of sandjak covering most of Slavonia. After the Tuirkish period, Pozega is again seat of the county, remaining so until 1923, when the county structure is abandoned, and was not reintroduced until 1993, when it became capital of Poz<es<ko-slavonska county.
Zeljko Heimer, 22 June 2000


The Flag and Coat of Arms


CoA of the city of Pozega
by Zeljko Heimer, 25 June 2000

The coat of arms of the city of Pozega is in use at least since 1702, and is officially granted on 1-SEP-1765 by empress Maria Theresia, when Pozega acquired the status of the "free and royal city". It consists of a blue shield in baroque ornamented border, with three towered city walls and above those a golden eagle with spread wings, silver crescent and star, and a golden radiating sun. The same coat of arms (heraldically, with slight modernization of artistic redention) was readopted on 9-SEP-1993, when the flag was adopted, too, blue with the coat of arms in the middle. Ratio 1:2.
Source: Pozega - turisticki vodic, Turisticka zajednica Grad Pozega, 1996. "Ime, grb, zastava i Dan grada", pp. 38-42. 
Zeljko Heimer, 22 June 2000

See at http://www.pozega.hr/setnja_1.htm image of the magistrate of Pozega, hoisting the flags of Croatia, the County and the City (properly ordered!).
Zeljko Heimer, 3 November 2000


The Ceremonial Flag


ceremonial flag - obverse
by Zeljko Heimer, 22 June 2000


ceremonial flag - reverse
by Zeljko Heimer, 22 June 2000


ceremonial flag - reverse - detail
by Zeljko Heimer, 26 June 2000

There exsists also a ceremonial flag, that is vertical, and with golden fringe. On the reverse, three are richly ornamented roundels containing images of fra Luka Ibrisimovic, the leader of uprising against the Turks in 1688 and liberator of the city, Saint Teresa of Avila (sv. Terezija Avilska), patron of the city, and the column of the Holly Trinity, erected in the city center in 1749, in memory of 798 citizens died in the plague of 1739. (when city had only two tousend inhabitants). It seems that the ceremonial flag is not unique, but there exists several of them, some being hoisted in front of the main buidings of the city.
Source: Pozega - turisticki vodic, Turisticka zajednica Grad Pozega, 1996. "Ime, grb, zastava i Dan grada", pp. 38-42. 
Zeljko Heimer, 22 June 2000






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