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Sentjur pri Celju (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Sentjur pri Celju]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

Sentjur pri Celju had municipality status before the 1990s. This is another 'St. George', with added geographic attribute 'near Celje' for differenciation. Like many other places named after St. George or which have this saint for patron, Sencur also pictures St. George killing the dragon in its coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer,  20 March 2000

Description of the flag

The flag is based on the colours from the coat of arms, quartered in red-white-white-green. The coat of arms is placed in the middle, with its width equal to half of the hoist. The flag is shown only in vertical variant.

It is hardly doubtful that Sentjur used the same coat of arms, and probably also the flag before the1990s, but the first official document I found in official gazette is named "Graphical layout of the coat of arms and the flag of the city of Sentjur" (Graficna podoba grba in zastave mesta Sentjur, adopted on16 October1991, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, nr. 23, 8. November 1991, p. 946). It was published after the place Sencur was given status of a city (according to the pre-1995, i.e. old Yugoslav administrative division terminology). Soon afterwards, this was also included into the Statutes of the community (Statut obcine Sentjur pri Celju, adopted on 13 November1991, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, nr. 27, 29 November1991, pp. 1153-8, with effect 6 December 1991). The most recent municipal statutes Statut obcine Sentjur pri Celju adopted on 19 April 1999, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 40/1999, also include ther description of the flag and arms.

It should be noted that Banderas municipales de Eslovenia, published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996), shows this flag wrongly. Even if we ignore the shape of the coat of arms, and the fact that the flag shown there is horizontal variant, what is said there is that the flag is quartered red and white, which is certainly wrong. Lower right quarter (from observer's point of view) should be green, of course. Since the source there is given the same one as above (Graphical layout), the error is probably caused in translation, and is not indicator of some presumable earlier practice of "only" red and white flag.

Zeljko Heimer,  11 October 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Sentjur pri Celju]by Zeljko Heimer

The field of the coat of arms is red, St. George is shown as a knight in golden armour riding a silver prancing horse and holding a lance piercing a green dragon beneath. 
The official description of the colours name them as cinnabar red (othewise also known as vermilion), chromic oxide green and cadmium yellow - golden. 

Zeljko Heimer,  20 March 2000