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Izola (Municipality, Slovenia)


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[Flag of Izola]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

Izola / Isola is a bilingual municipality, with an Italian minority, located on the Slovenska Istra (Slovenian Istria), locally known as Obala (the Coast).

Zeljko Heimer & Goran Kalister, 26 June 2003

Description of the flag

The coat  of arms and the flag are prescribed by the municipality statutes Statut Obcine Izola, adopted on 15 June 1995 and published in the local official gazette Uradne objave.

The flag is described simply as being light blue with the coat of arms. The image shown above is assuming a 1:2 ratio.

Zeljko Heimer, 31 October 1999

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Izola]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is a light blue shield with a yellow mount in base and a white dove flying carrying a green olive branch in its beak. The mount is said to symbolize an island. Izola was once an island, as this is the case for many old cities in the Adriatic Sea, but is now connected with the mainland.

Zeljko Heimer & Goran Kalister, 26 June 2003

Former flag

[Former flag of Izola]by Zeljko Heimer

The article Banderas municipales de Eslovenia, published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996) gives a different flag, the previous one, which had been adopted on 19 June1987, and presumbaly abandoned in 1995. The difference is in the shape of the coat of arms, here being oval with a copper-coloured baroque border around it.

Zeljko Heimer, 31 Oct ober 1999