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Grosuplje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Grosuplje]by Zeljko Heimer

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Description of the flag

The statutes of the municipality of 1995 and 1999 only mention that the municipality "has a coat of arms and a flag", defined in separate regulations. Other regulations on the seal, the local inspector's ID cards etc. also assume that there is a municipal coat of arms.

On  the municipal website, there is a photography of the community building with hoisted flags of Slovenia and Grosuplje. Although the image is very small, the flag there seems to be a vertically hoisted flag, vertically divided white-yellow-white with the coat of arms in the middle.

Zeljko Heimer, 10 June 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Gosuplje]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms of Grosuplje is modern but can however be blazoned properly:

Tierced, per fess, base per pale, argent, vert and gules; overall a horse head sable.

The horse head is made of a series of circles. As many other Slovenian municipal coats of arms, this one is used on licence plates in a somewhat different shield. The coat of arms can also be seen on the municipal website.

The coat of arms is based on a lead svastika ornamented wih horse heads from the late Hallstatt culture (Vth century B.P.). The metal ornament was found near Grosuplje, on Magdalenska gora. The design was chosen as it also represents Grosuplje as an important transport station, once a carriage station, today also an important stop for road transport. The horse head also simulates the letter G.

Green represents Dolenjska region (lower Slovenia) and red, activity and development.

Zeljko Heimer, 10 June 2002