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Flag of Maruševec - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 June 2006
The Municipality of Maruševec, located iabout 15 km south-west of Varaždin, is among the largest municipalities in the County by itsarea. The population is about 7,000 inhabitants, though the village of the same name has only about 500 of them.
Željko Heimer, 13 November 2005
The symbols of Maruševec are prescribed by Decision Odluka o opisu i uporabi grba i zastave Općine Maruševec i uvjetima i načinu odobrenja njihove uporabe, adopted on 21 December 2004 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 23 December 2004 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Varaždinske županije, No. 37.
The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, and approved by the Ministry of Administration / Central State Office for Administration before 2006.
The flag is in proportions 1:2, green with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 23 May 2008
Coat of arms of Maruševec - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 July 2006
The coat of arms of Maruševec is "Or a lily of the valley stalk proper with two leaves vert".
The lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis L.), locally named durdica or durdevak, blossoms in early spring (April) and is, as its name suggests it, connected with St. George Day. The legend states that the place developed around the castle of the same name that was built by a noble women Maruša who allegedly came here from the Czech lands. The first mention of the owner of the castle is one Grgor of Maruševec, who mentioned the place near the St. George's church in 1351.
Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 30 July 2006
Ceremonial flag of Maruševec - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 December 2007
The ceremonial flag is a green gonfalon ending triangularly with a golden fringe with a white bordered coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality in two arches above and oak and lime branches below.
Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 22 December 2007