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Cabar (The Coast-Gorski Kotar, Croatia)

Grad Cabar

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by Zeljko Heimer, 6 July 2003

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Cabar (C<abar) is a city with somewhat more then 5000 inhabitants some 30 km. due north of Rijeka in Gorski Kotar on the border with Slovenia (around the point where Croatia forms a wedge into Slovenia north of Rijeka).
The coat of arms is: Vert a bar argent in chief a fortified city of the same and in base a buck's head erased or.
The flag is unknown to me. Both must have been adopted around 1995.
Source: [osg02] Oatric Goroslav: Monumenta heraldica, izbor iz heraldicke baatine primorsko-goranske ~upanije, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeke, 2002.
Zeljko Heimer
, 20 June 2003

I received mail from Robert Grubisa from Rijeka informing me on the flag. Here is translation sumarized:
Cabar - The flag is dark green with the coat of arms in the middle. Information based on an article in Novi List newspapers.
Zeljko Heimer, 6 July 2003

The decision on the coat of arms and the flag was issued in the official gazette: Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Cabra, 31.03.1995, Slu~bene novine }upanije primorsko-goranske, br. 20/95, 09. listopada 1995.
The description of both coat of arms and the flag differs slightly from what is reported in use and what other soruces have. The coat of arms is different since the white bar is described to be wavy (is appears that stright bar is used, and certainly [osg02] showes it such). The flag is indeed described as green with the coat of arms in
the middle, but it also is prescribed that the inscription "Grad Cabar" should be below the Coat of Arms in golden letters. One may also note that the decrption (blazon) of the coat of arms is written very confuzigly (as if those how edited text from printing had no idea what he is doing, and probably he did not).
I suspect that the Ministry might have "rectified" the bar in the coat of arms as well as removed the inscription from the flag, but until today no new decision not ammendmends to the old were issued in the official gazette. This leaves things open here for new research. Adoption date for the flag, is then tentatively 31.03.1995.
Zeljko Heimer, 17 August 2003

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 20 June 2003