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Flag of Žumberak, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 12 September 2009
The municipality of Žumberak is located west of Zagreb and south of Samobor, towards the Slovenian border in the relatively low mountains of the same name. Population is 3,500. The administrative organization in the area is somewhat dimm, there where several changes in the mid 1990s, combining and reconbining the territories of the neighbouring municipalities of Krašić and Sošice. This is one of those few municipalities in Croatia that have their administrative seat in a settlement of a different name than the municipality iself - in this case the village is Kostanjevac.
In Žumberak is the only compact area where there are relatively numerous members of the Greek-Catholic Church. The Catholic community preserving the Eastern Orthodox rite, but recognizing the authority of the Pope, organized in its own diocese in Croatia, with the seat of the Bishopric set traditionally in Križevci, though there are almost none of his followers in that area. Beside the population of Žumberak, there are occasional smaller groups in Slavonia, that are mostly Ukrainians and Ruthenians settled relatively late.
Željko Heimer, 9 June 2004
The symbols of Žumberak are mentioned (not described) in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Žumberak, adopted on 1 March 2006 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 10 March 2006 in the Zagreb County official gazette Glasnik Zagrebačka županije, No. 5.
The flag (photo) is blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle. A vertical version of the flag is also used.
Željko Heimer, 12 September 2009
Coat of arms of Žumberak - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 June 2004
The coat of arms of Žumberak is: "Vert seme of mullets argent".
The symbolic of the coat must be the scattered villages (silver mullets) in the green nature - the region is rich with well-preserved natural forests (part of it is also a nature reservation). The Municipality Statutes claim that "the coat of arms of the municipality of Žumberak is the historical coat of arms of the municipality of Žumberak". I am not aware of the existence of such an item and I am not even sure that there was ever a muniicpality of Žumberak before 1997.
Željko Heimer, 31 July 2006