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Dobrepolje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Dobrepolje]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

The name of municipality of Dobrepolje may be very tentatively translated as 'Good fields', surely related to the fertile land which is also shown in the coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer,  8 October 1999

Description of the flag

The coat of arms and flag are presecribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Obcine Dobrepolje, adopted on 30 May 1996. and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, nr. 32, pp. 2687-90, 20 June 1996. with effect the same day.

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 blue-yellow (9:11, i.e. 45%:55%), with the bell from the coat of arms in the blue field. The height of the bell is prescribed to be at least 2/3 and at most 8/10 of the hoist size. 

Regarding the size of the fields, Valt explains they were intially intended to divide the flag in half, but when the considering the "balance of the colours, it was decided that making the blue field somewhat smaller than the yellow one would yiald a much better visual effect.

Zeljko Heimer,  8 January 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Dobrepolje]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is described as a Gothic shield of the XVth century, vertically divided by a thin ribbon of silver, being 1/35 of shield width. It can be blazoned as follows:

In dexter vert a wheat stalk or with 24 grains and two leaves, in sinister azure a church-bell or with a Catholic cross (as it is called in the decision).

The shield is outlined with gold. There is also a thin white "field" inbetween, which is not specifically mentioned, but clearly present on the drawings accompanying the decision.

Valt mentioned that he used two shades of yellow in the bell "for good measure", but the difference is not mentioned in the blazon (and of course, should not be).

Zeljko Heimer,  8 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Dobrepolje]by Zeljko Heimer 

It is not clear from the decision if the vertical flag is prescribed, but it is mentioned in the caption of the flag image, in regard with rotation of the "attribute from the coat of arms" (as it is called).

Zeljko Heimer,  8 October 1999