Last modified: 2002-12-28 by ivan sache
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by Ivan Sache
2:1 (vertical) flag, vertically divided grey-dark blue (but the true colours are difficult to guess from the source of the image). A yellow vertical stripe, which progressively enlarges to the bottom of the flag, is placed between the two vertical fields. Two yellow rays radiate from the stripe in each field. A red wheel is skewed to the top of the flag. The convergency of the yellow stripe and rays constitute four of the wheel ray. The four other rays are red.
Source: Ministry of Local Self-Government website
Ivan Sache, 18 February 2002
I don't find this place in my atlas, but it might be what is called there simply Orizari, just east of Kocani, some 30 km North Esat of Shtip in eastern Macedonia. If so, it would have c. 3,500 inhabitants.
I believe that the colours are green and blue (compare the emblem with very similar design, obviously showing green ground and blue sky). Weather this two colours together with a wheel indicate Rom population is a matter of specultation, since I have no data on that. If so, the yellow rays would indicate a Macedonian connection.
Zeljko Heimer, 18 February 2002