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Vinkovci (Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia)

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The coat of arms of Vinkovci is adopted on 22 September 1922, and was designed by painter Mirko Rački after the idea of Mate Medvedović, city councelor and founder of the civic museum. The symbolic of the coat of arms is official explained like this - the mural crown reminds to the Roman city of Cibaliae, upon which Vinkovci was buid; three bunches of grapes in the colours of the Croatian tricolour in golden field and three corn ears in the red one represent the wealth of the region; in the base blue field there is a stone table - the symbol of the part that Vinkovci had in the national movement of 1848; three silver storks are for the wealthy marshy area. The silver bars stand for the river of Bosut with its tributary Ervenica (or Nevkoš, according to another tradition).
The flag may have origin in the same period. It consist of a field of white and golden-yellow lozenges and with the coat of arms of the city in the middle. The ceremonial flag have the lozenges in lower edge continue into tails, while the common version is more traditionally rectangular. Between 1993 and 1997 Vinkovci was temporarily seat of the County.
Source: Vinkovci OnLine 20. 06. 1998.
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