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Brezovica (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Brezovica]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

Brezovica is located south-west of Ljubljana, in region know as Ljubljana Marshes (Ljubljansko Barje). The name of the municipality might be tentatively translated as 'Birch Wood', or 'Birch Grove', anyway the root of the name is a birch tree, which is represented in the municipal coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 21 December 2001

Description of the flag

The flag and arms are prescribed by decision Odlok o grbu i zastavi Obcine Brezovica, adopted on 23 May 1996, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, nr. 31, 14 June 1996. pp. 2592-5.

The symbols were designed by Valt Jurecic of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.

The flag is rectangular in ratio 2:5, vertically divided white-green (2:3), In the white field there is the attribute from the coat of arms, the birch tree with 18 leaves, and two tulips on an engrailed line. The attribute is prescribed not to exceed 8/10 of the hoist, but should be bigger then 2/3. It is 80% in the images shown here.

Valt's image is different from the image published in the gazette. Valt pointed out that there is no review before publication in the gazette. Therefore, what is published do not match what "should be" published.

Zeljko Heimer, 21 December 2001

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Brezovica]by Zeljko Heimer

The aforementioned decision call the shield shape "the 15th century sanitet shape shield". The shield can be approximately blazoned as:

Argent, from a base sable engrailed of five, a birch tree proper with eighteen leaves vert in two colums of five leaves and two of three leaves, between two tulips flowered gules and sable, leaved vert.

The decision describes in details the branches and leaves positions, as well as the tulips, which grow from outermost "spikes" of engrailing. The shield is bordered with white and gold.

The flower on the coat of arms is the mocvirska logavica or mocvirski tulipan (marsh tulip), which also appears on the arms and flags of Trzin and Ig .

[Coat of arms of Brezovica]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms shown in the official gazette is much narrower.

Zeljko Heimer, 21 December 2001

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Brezovica]by Zeljko Heimer

A vertical version of the flag is prescribed, with the coat of arms upright.

Zeljko Heimer, 21 December 2001