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Preddvor (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Preddvor]

Flag of Preddvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 November 2012


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Flag of Preddvor

The flag of Preddvor is prescribed by Decision Odlok o spremembi odloka in zastavi Občine Preddvor, adopted on 21 August 2008 and published on 30 October 2008 in the official local gazette Uradno glasilo Občine Preddvor, no. 7 (text).
This Decision amends the previous Decision prescribing the flag and arms, adding the municipal coat of arms in the middle of the flag.

The flag with the arms appears to have been used prior to 2008 (photo, 2007 Municipal Day celebration); the amended Decision would therefore be an official regularization of the situation.

Željko Heimer, 7 November 2012


Flag of Preddvor, 2004-2008

[Flag of Preddvor]

Flag of Preddvor, 2004-2008 - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 November 2012

The former flag of Preddvor is prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Preddvor, adopted on 15 July 2004 and published on 16 August 2004 in Uradno glasilo občine Preddvor, No. 7 (text).

The flag is in proportions 1:2, vertically divided white-blue-white.
The colours of the symbols are prescribed as white, black and blue Pantone Process Blue.
The symbols were designed by the academic painter Marko Tušek.

Željko Heimer, 7 November 2012


Coat of arms of Preddvor

[Coat of arms of Preddvor]

Coat of arms of Preddvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 May 2006

The coat of arms of Preddvor is prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Preddvor, adopted on 15 July 2004 and published on 16 August 2004 in Uradno glasilo občine Preddvor, No. 7 (text).

The coat of arms is "Per fess argent a bar azure in chief two keys sable in saltire and in base an alpine chough volant sable and chequy azure and argent 4 x 3".
The alpine or yellow-billed) chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus, in Slovene Planinska kavka) is a bird of the Corvidae family living in the peaks of high mountains. The keys are attributes of St. Peter, the patron saint of the local parish. The white and blue checky pattern was already present in the former arms of Preddvor.
According to a letter received from the municipal administration of Preddvor, the former coat of arms was suppressed because "[it] was not in accordance with the heraldic customs, it was overly complicated and there was a tendency to simplify it."
There is a coat of arms with an ornament above the shield, used only by the Mayor for ceremonial purposes.

Željko Heimer, 4 June 2006


Symbols of Preddvor, 1995-2004

[Foerme flag of Preddvor]       [Vertical former flag of Preddvor]

Former flag of Preddvor, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006

The flag and arms of Preddvor used until July 2004 are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Preddvor, adopted on 20 November 1995 and published in Uradno glasilo občine Preddvor, No. 6.

The flag is rectangular, in proportions 1:2, divided white-blue by a rising diagonal, with the coat of arms set in the white stripe.
The official colour specifications are:
- Blue: Pantone 2945c;
- Red: Pantone 1797c.

[Former coat of arms of Preddvor]

Former coat of arms of Preddvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006

The former coat of arms of Preddvor is "Quarterly, I. Azure a fess argent, II. Argent a lion rampant gules, III. Argent a bend counter-compony gules and argent, IV. Checky azure and argent".
Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] claim that these arms are based on the historical arms of the Eck-Brdski noble family and on the arms of the Vetrinje monastery.

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 14 May 2006