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Struga (Municipality, Macedonia)

Last modified: 2002-12-28 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Struga]by Ivan Sache

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Description of the flag

2:1 vertical blue flag, with the municipal emblem in the middle.
The emblem looks like a convex brass shield. In the middle of the shield is a landscape showing a bridge. The landscape is flanked by two spikes and surmontes the city name (?).

Source: Ministry of Local Self-Government website

Ivan Sache, 25 February 2002

Struga is one of the two large cities by the Ohrid lake, the other one being Ohrid. By 1981 data, there were about 15,000 inhabitants, but today there might be more, as Struga seems to be one of the centers of immigration from more rural regions. Struga is also a popular summer resort for Macedonians, and tourism is an important industry. The nearby international airport helps this further.
Struga is also strongly divided between the Albanian and Macedonian communities, that both have about half of the population (1981: Macedonians, 53%; Albanians, 41%).

The landscape on the shield pictures, I believe, the bridge over the mouth of the river Crni Drim, where it enters the lake of Ohrid (flowing from the base of the shiled into the lake placed above).

Zeljko Heimer, 25 February 2002