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Dobrova-Polhov Gradec (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Dobrova]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the flag

The municipality of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec seceded from the former municipality of Vic-Rudnik, which was one of the municipalities forming the city of Ljubljana until 1995. It took the name of Dobrova-Horjul-Polhov Gradec, but the municipality of Horjul seceeded in 1998.

The name Dobrova is probably related to the old Slavic word dob meaning oak, as shown on the coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Description of the flag

It is not clear if the coat of arms and flag were adopted before 1998 for Dobrova-Horjul-Polhov Gradec, of just after 1998 for Dobrova-Polhov Gradec.

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 in two fields, yellow square at hoist and green fly. In the hoist square are attributes from the coat of arms, the twig and flower.

Zeljko Heimer, 24 December 2001

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Dobrova]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is:

Or bordered along flanks azure issuant from base an oak twig sable with two acorns gules slipped and cupped of the third and two leaves vert and in chief a quatrefoil argent barbed vert and seeded of the first.

It may be noted that for the leaves and barbs are used two different shades of green (100% Pantone 355CV and 80% Pantone 355CV).

Valt explains that the village of Dobrova wanted to show the oak in the municipal coat of arms, which was achieved with two leaves and two red acorns. The other part of the municipality, Polhov Gradec is represented with a flower that was discovered there in the middle of theXVIIIth century. The name of this flower is blagajev volcin in Slovenian and Daphne Blagayana in botanical Latin. For the use on the coat of arms the representation of the flower was simplified

The bird is a black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis).

Another request from the Mayor was that the two streams of the community would be represented on the coat of arms too, which was achieved with the blue edging of the shield.

Zeljko Heimer, 8 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Dobrava]by Zeljko Heimer

It is probable that a vertical flag was also adopted, with the attributes appropriately rotated for vertical hoisting.

Zeljko Heimer, 24 December 2001