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Beretinec (Varazdin, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 13 Febuary 2003

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The community of Beretinec is some 10 km SW of Varaždin in Varaždin county. The main settlement, Beretinec has only just above 2,200 inhabitants (1993). The official gazette of the County available at <> contains the statute of the community: Statut Opcine Beretinec, 9.10.2001, Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, br. 20/01.
The Statute contain description of the CoA and the flag, and the site of the County <> includes the image of the CoA. The coat of arms is "Gules a Hadgehog Or".
The Statute claims that this is the historical coat of arms of Beretinec, but even if it provides longish explanation why the hedgehog was chosen, it does not mention when the coat of arms was granted/adopted first time and how it was ever used earlier. The flag is green with the coat of arms in the middle.
Zeljko Heimer, 13 Febuary 2003

This flag is similar to the one of Coudekerque Branche, in North France, French-Flandre zone, that is green with a black Hadgehog in the center.
Jaume Olle', 13 Febuary 2003