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Vrbovsko (The Coast-Gorski Kotar, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 6 July 2003

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Vrbovsko is a city of some 8000 inhabitants some 80 km east of Rijeka, on the road Zagreb-Rijeka in a valley of Dobra river in the mountainious region of Gorski Kotar. It was granted civic status and the coat of arms at the same time in 1785 by Emperor Joseph II. The grant of arms includes the rich painting of the CoA within a circular annulet and baroque landscape sceene, but the main part of the CoA stays the same as today: per fess or an eagle displayed sable beaked, lagued and membered gules and azure a bridge between two clifs argent
The modernized CoA was adopted in mid 1990's. Flag must have been adopted at the same time, too, but I have no info at this moment. In the administrative refore of 1992/93 Vrbovsko was made a community, but in 1997 was upgraded to city status
Source: [osg02] Oštric Goroslav: Monumenta heraldica, izbor iz heraldicke baštine primorsko-goranske županije, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeke, 2002.
Zeljko Heimer, 30 June 2003

I received mail from Robert Grubisa from Rijeka informing me on the flag. Here is translation sumarized:
The flag is dark green with the coat of arms in the middle. Information based on an article in Novi List newspapers.
Zeljko Heimer, 6 July 2003

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 30 June 2003