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Punat (The Coast-Gorski Kotar, Croatia)

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Coat of Arms
by Zeljko Heimer, 20 July 2003

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Punat is a community south of the city of Krk on the island of the same name. It has about 1800 inhabitants. Punat is bult around a big natural bay with a tiny entrance thus providing for an excelently guarded port. On an ilet in the middle of the bay there is a monastery that maintained the Croatian scolarship in long years since it establishent in 9th century.
The coat of arms adopted around 1995 is probably based on a historical seal or coat of arms. Anyway, it is: Azure Archangel Michael, armoured or, clead white and caped gules holding in his dexter an erect sword proper and in his sinister scales also or, standing on two peninsulas vert issuant from flanks and between those a sailboat argent. The coat of arms thus pictures the entrance to the Punat bay protected by St. Michael. The flag is unknow to me yet, but surely there exist one.
Source: [osg02] Oštric Goroslav: Monumenta heraldica, izbor iz heraldicke baštine primorsko-goranske županije, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeke, 2002.
Zeljko Heimer, 20 July 2003