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Dobrinj (The Coast-Gorski Kotar, Croatia)

Opc'ina Dobrinj

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by Zeljko Heimer, 27 August 2003

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Dobrinj is a community with about 2000 inhabitants on eastern part Krk island opposing the city of Crikvenica on the coast. The Coat of Arms of Dobrinj: azure Justitia clead and blindfoled argent holding in the dexter arm an upright sword proper and in the sinister golden scales standing on a green mound.
I am not aware of the historical background for this coat of arms though I guess that there may be some.
There is little doubt that there is a flag to go with it, but unfortunately - no info.
Source: [osg02] Oatric Goroslav: Monumenta heraldica, izbor iz heraldicke baatine primorsko-goranske ~upanije, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeke, 2002.
Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 2003

I received mail from Robert Grubisa from Rijeka informing me on the flag. Here is translation sumarized:
Dobrinj - The flag is white with the coat of arms in the middle. The Coat of Arms is used on various information boards and similar in the community, but it seems that it is not yet approved by the Ministry. The flag is apparently not used (yet?).
Zeljko Heimer, 9 July 2003

The decision on adoption of the symbols for Dobrinj was published in the official gazette more then 5 years after adoption of the  descision, that I suppose may be explained that the community waited to get the approval from the Ministry before publishing the decision: Odluka o grbu i zastavi Opcine Dobrinj, 02.08.1996, Slu~bene novine Primorsko-goranske ~upanije, br. 20/01, 10. rujna 2001.
The flag is white with the coat of arms bordered golden in the middle. The vertical flag is in use also (though not mentioned explicitly in the decision), as proved by photos I received from Robert Grubisa.
The ceremonial flag is only menitoned in the text of the decision, but not described, and Robert also sent me photos of the table flag in use that looks by pattern like a ceremonial flag: bordered golden, with the coat of arms ornamented with vine and olive branches and ribbon containing the name of the community.
Zeljko Heimer, 27 August 2003

Vertical Flag

by Zeljko Heimer, 27 August 2003

Ceremonial Flag

by Zeljko Heimer, 27 August 2003

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 2003