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Kranjska Gora (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Kranjska Gora]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

The community of Kranjska Gora was separated from the community of Jesenice in 1995. It is situated in the montainous part of Slovenia named Gorenjska, and is probably most known for its ski resort.

Zeljko Heimer, 1 January 2002

Description of the flag

The decision on the adoption of the symbols of the municipality of Kranjska Gora (Odlok o grbu in zastavi Obcine Kranjska Gora) was adopted on 22 November 1995 and published in the local official gazette Uradni vestnik Gorenjske 5/96, with effect on the15th day after publication in the official gazette. The text of the decision is available on line.

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 three fields, the first and third are (cobalt) blue and the middle one is square of yellow colour. It contains the bird from the coat of arms, prescribed to be not not lower then 70% of the hoist and not higher the 90%.

Zeljko Heimer, 1 January 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Kranjska Gora]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is:

Or on a base vert standing a black grouse azure with feathers and tail sable

The black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix or Tetrao tetrix L.) is a protected bird chosen as symbol of the region. The blue colour of the bird is called "cobalt blue" in the decision.
Valt mentioned that in Slovenian the bird is called rusevec. In artistic representation, the red crest and the white mark on wings are added, which are not blazoned.

Zeljko Heimer, 1 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Kranjska Gora]by Zeljko Heimer

Zeljko Heimer, 1 January 2002