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Gorizia Province (Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Italy)

Provincia di Gorizia

Last modified: 2000-08-16 by dov gutterman
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Art.2 - Location, arms and gonafolne

1. The location of Provincia (offices) is the capoluogo (main town of the district).
2. The way to use arms and gonfalone is determined by the "regulation".
3. The coat of arms, showing a golden lion rampant on a sky blue field and six alternating red and silver stripes on a (other) field, was granted to the Provincia by Royal Decree dated 13 November 1929.
4. The gonfalone, reproducing the arms of the Provincia, with a sky blue and yellow background, richly embroidered with gold and in the prescribed dimension, was granted by Royal Decree dated 7 November 1929.
Pier Paolo Lugli, 24 March 2000

Correct me if I am wrong, but this royal decree surely "just" confirms the previous CoA of Gorizia as used by Austrian Emperors for centuries before. One would guess that Gorizia province is legal sucsessor of the unit in 1929 that was granted the arms. Maybe it is, though at that time it was still monarchy ... And, if it is not the legal "continual" sucsessor, wouldn't it be better to quote the oldest grant giving such CoA that would go several yearhundreds back in time. Then, of course, that one would not be Italian - so that might be an other reason. Anyway, just a bunch of speculations.
Another question that seems is not unique for Gorizia (may similar examples over here in Croatia) - how come that the gonfalone was granted a week before the coat of arms, and still it includes that
same CoA, in theory not existing until the end of next week.
Zeljko Heimer, 24 March 2000

Coat of Arms

from , located by Zeljko Heimer, 24 March 2000

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