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Varazdin (Varazdin County, Croatia)


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by Zeljko Heimer

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The coat of arms of Varazdin is Barry of Eight Gules and Argent overall issuant from base a Tower Argent between a Mullet and a Crescent incerscent both Or was already in use when it was confirmed by king Mathias Corvin in 1464. The traditional flag of five red and white stripes is in use at least since mid-XIX century, and is derived from the barry arms. The modern city of Varazdin probably confirmed those symbols and adopted a decision on their use, but it is unknown. In any case, both the flag and the coat of arms are in everyday use. The city of Varazdin was the capital of Croatia in 1756-1776, afterwards Zagreb takes up the role. Due to its highes development in time of baroque, the city is also known as the baroque city.
Population: 48,800 (Zemljopisni atlas Republike Hrvatske", Školska knjiga, Zagreb 1993).
Author's observation in Varazdin, 1999.
Zeljko Heimer, 12 August 1996 and 18 Febuary 2003

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer