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Mozirje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Mozirje]by Zeljko Heimer

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Description of the flag

Mozirje had municipality status before the 1990s but I have not noted any coat of arms or flag predating this one. Mozirje must have adopted a coat of arms in the early 1990s, maybe for car licence plates, but whatever it was, it was replaced in the mid1990s by a new one.

These new 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 2:5 ratio, vertically divided invected in blue and yellow fimbrated green. The division line is dividing flag fields in 2:3. and there are three semicircles forming invected division line "entering" the blue square field. A vertical flag is probably also prescribed, graphically equal to a 90 degree rotated horizontal flag.

Zeljko Heimer, 7 December 2001

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Mozirje]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is blue with a yellow triple hill fimbriated green atop of which is a red roofed white church, and in base of the hill a linden tree proper issuant from a green mount.

The church is probably the representation of some real church in Mozirje. The linden tree is the national tree of Slovenia.

The current municipality of Mozirje is composed of two historical towns, Mozirje and Recica, each having a historical coat of arms. The arms of Mozirje show a church (castle) on a triple mount, whereas the arms of Recica have a green linden tree on a golden shield. The cities requested a municipality coat of arms that would include elements of both city arms. Valt consulted (among others) two of his colleagues, Dr. Medvedjev of St. Petersburg and Ing. Alexy from Bratislava, who agreed with the heraldical suitability of this solution.

This composed coat of arms could not have been reused on a flag, since none of the attributes would have been allowed tprecedence on the flag. Therefore, the flag is unique among Slovenian municipal flags since tit does not show any attribute of a coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 11 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Mozirje]by Zeljko Heimer