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Flag of Župa dubrovačka - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 February 2007
Župa dubrovačka is one of the rare examples of muniicpalities in Croatia that do not have the same name as the place where the seat of the administration is. The main town of the municipality is Srebreno, located about 10 km south-east of Dubrovnik, since 1991 administratively part of the Town of Dubrovnik, but seceded in 1997. The municipality has about 6,600 inhabitants, 550 in Srebreno.
The economic base in the history was agriculture, being a very rich region in the vicinity of Dubrovnik and providing the town with agricultural goods. Today, tourism is, of course, of uttermost importance.
Željko Heimer, 16 December 2006
The symbols of Župa dubrovačka are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi općine Župa dubrovačka, adopted on 1 October 2002 by the Municipality Assembly and published in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Župa dubrovačka.
The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.
The flag is in proportions 1:2, dark red with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 3 November 2007
Coat of arms of Župa dubrovačka - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 February 2007
The coat of arms is described in the aforementioned Decision as "A woman's head with black head and black bun bearing on a twist argent a basket or filled with fruit".
This refers to the traditional way the peasant girls would bring their goods into the town markets. It is also said that the girls from this region are very pretty looking, which is not hard to believe.
Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 1 February 2007
Ceremonial flag of Župa dubrovačka - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 October 2007
The ceremonial flag is a dark red gonfalon with three triangularly ending tails, the middle one being longer, containing golden ornaments of grapevine, olive and fig branches. In the middle is the coat of arms of the municipality and the name inscribed in three arches.
Željko Heimer, 14 October 2007
Table flag of Župa dubrovačka - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 July 2008
The table flag (photo) is a vertical rectangular flag with the coat of arms in the middle and green olive and branches with yellow bunches of grapes below it and the yellow name of the municipality on two rows in the base.
Željko Heimer, 27 July 2008