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Hrastnik (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Hrastnik]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

Hrastnik history traces back to the Roman era due to the navigability of the river Sava. Modern development began in the second half of the XIXth century. As it can be guessed from the former coat of arms, Hrastnik is an important coal-mining site.

Zeljko Heimer, 26 December 2001

Description of the flag

The current coat of arms and flag were adopted in the late 1990s.

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 green-white-green 3:4:3, so that the white field is square, containing the eradicated oak tree from the coat of arms in the middle.

Zeljko Heimer, 26 December 2001

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms can be blazoned as:

Argent from a base sable growing an oak tree gules with three leaves vert.

Valt explained that the attribute in the coat of arms is canting, hrast meaning oak. The black base symbolises the geological wealth (coal mines). The red trunk should remind the revolutionary history, since mining industry produced strong trade unions.

Zeljko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Hrastnik]by Zeljko Heimer

Former coats of arms

[Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Zeljko Heimer

The former coat of arm of Hrastnik has a golden background with green base, over this is a green "shield" with two factories and in chief a black rectangle with two crossed golden hammers. The black rectangle and green shield are connected with a diagonal bend of black and green.

[Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms was slightly changed in 1992.

Zeljko Heimer, 26 December 2001