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Kocevje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Kocevje]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

Kocevje is an old town in middle Slovenia, which is called in older sources by its German name Gottsche. The municipality was formed before the 1990s,

Zeljko Heimer, 14 August 2002

Description of the flag

The flag and arms are prescribed by decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Obcine Kocevje, adopted on 28 June 1999, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 58/1999.

The flag is vertically divided blue-white-blue with the coat of arms in the middle white stripe.

Zeljko Heimer, 14 August 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms pictures the town at the time it was granted civic rights with a white fortification and the town patron saint St. Jerom (Jernej) holding a book and a feather behind a wicked fence. This is a new artistical rendition of the former coat of arms, which was based on a historical coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 14 August 2002

Former flag

[Former flag of Kocevje]by Zeljko Heimer

According to the article Banderas municipales de Eslovenia, published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996), the flag has not been officially adopted but is in unofficial use. It might be that this has changed since, though.

The flag is white over blue horizontal bicolour, ratio 1:2, with the coat of arms in the middle. The coat of arms is in the licence plate shape, blue with a brown palisade, on which are a saint clead red and haloed yellow, and a white tower and church to his left. This is probably besed on some older seal.

Zeljko Heimer, 9 November 1999