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Drniš (Town, Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia)

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Flag of Drniš - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 May 2013

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Presentation of Drniš

The Town of Drniš (8,595 inhabitants in 2001, 3,332 in the town of Drniš) is located some 20 km inlands, northeast of Šibenik.

Željko Heimer, 21 July 2004

Flag of Drniš

The symbols of Drniš are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Drniša, adopted by the Town Assembly on 14 August 2000 and published in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije.
The symbols are described in the current Town Statutes Statut Grada Drniša, adopted on 12 August 2009 by the Town Assembly and published on 18 December 2009 in Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije, No. 15 (text), repeating the previous Statutes adopted in 2001.

The symbols were designed by Ante Filipović Grčić, a graphical designer from Šibenik, and Joško Zaninović, archeologist and director of the Drniš Town Museum.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, red with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 8 May 2013

Coat of arms of Drniš

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Drniš - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 May 2013

The coat of arms is "Argent St. Roch clad argent and cloaked gules ensigned with a scallop or pointing to a sore on his leg and holding a staff with a gourd or and standing by him a dog argent reguardant holding in jaws a loaf of bread or".
The charges refer to the legend of St. Roch who fed a dog from a sore he made on his leg.

Željko Heimer, 21 July 2004

Ceremonial flag of Drniš

[Ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Drniš - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 May 2013

The ceremonial flag (photo) is red with the coat of amrs, the name of the town above and the grapevine and oak ornaments in the triangularly ending tails.

Željko Heimer, 8 May 2013

Flag of the Drniš Workers' Society

The website of the Drniš Museum shows the flag (image) of the Workers' Society. It is a blue flag with golden lent, and oil-painted patron St. Roch. Around the saint is written in Croatian "Sveti Roko pokrivitelj radničkog Društva" (St. Roch the patron of the Workers' Society). On the other side of the flag is written "Sloga i Rad" (Unity and Work). The flag is damaged due to weather conditions since the bulding was damaged in war.

Željko Heimer & Milan Jovanović, 29 April 2007