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by Zeljko Heimer
It seems that the county of Split and Dalmatia (Splitsko-Dalmatinska
zupanija - most of counties have such a double names, naming
a city and a wider region) adopted a yellow-blue flag, devided
vertically in proportions 1:2 aproximately, with a blue shield in
yellow field bearing a yellow crown (of king Zvonimir). I've been
reading in newspapers that this flag was proposed, and I have
seen it in use lately, but I don't know if it was addopted and
confirmed from Zagreb.
Zeljko Heimer, 18 March 1996
The coat of arms is Azure a Crown of Zvonimir Or. The
crown of Zvonimir is based on the representation of the crown on
the head of Croatian king found on the old Croatian engraving on
a baptistery in early romanic style of XI century. The baptistery
is found in Split, and it is believed that the figure represent
the king Zvonimir-Dmitar (?-1089, ruled from 1075), who liberated
Dalmatia from Venetians, and organized capital and seat of
Croatian parliament in Knin. The same crown design is used on the
coat of arms of Sibenik and Knin County.
The flag is blue with yellow hoist in the middle of which the coat of arms is set.
The County of Split and Dalmatia is situated in the middle Dalmatia. Even if it is the only county that have the name of Dalmatia in it, since it does not encompass the whole historical kingdom, there is no sence in using the historical Dalmatian coat of arms of three golden leopard's heads in blue shied. However, the historical connection is retained by using of the same colours in the modern county symbols.
Source: Vjesnik, Zagreb, 29. svibnja 1998. str 21.
by Zeljko Heimer
The following blasons come from Siebmacher's volume on Dalmatia.
Francois Velde, 30 June 1995