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West Herzegovina Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Zapadnohercegovacki Kanton, Canton 8

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by Zeljko Heimer, 27 September 2000

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According to the information provided by a visitor to my pages, Michael Eisenblaetter, the flag of the Western Herzegovina Canton (Zapadnohercegovac<ka z<upanija/Zapadnohercegovac<ki kanton) is adopted in its constitution and is equal to the flag adopted by the Canton 10 (Herzeg-Bosnia Canton ). That is, of course, the flag of the former Croat Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia . The information is based on his research on some other topics while reading a book issued by the Federal (of B&H) Ministry of Justice named "Constitutions of B&H, the Federation of B&H, the Republic of Srpska and the cantons/counties" or something like that (in Bosnian). It is quite possible that the book is issued in English too. The flag of Herzeg-Bosnia is basically a variation of the Croatian flag. It differs only in the coat of arms, which is itself only a sligh variation of the Croatian coat of arms, differing in the shape of the shield, and having a golden tripple wattle ornament in chief.
I agree with Mr. Eisenblaetter's assumption that the contitutional court probably made similar decision about this flag as about the flag of the Canton 10, and that a new flag is to be designed
Zeljko Heimer , 24 May 2000

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by Zeljko Heimer, 27 September 2000


A visitor of my FAME pages, Drago Martinovic, informed me that the coat of arms and the flag of Medugorje shall be adopted on 28 January 2002. I required more information, hopefully I'll get some.
Medjugorje is small place in Western Herzegovina Canton. It became world known as pilgrimage spot when (some 20 years ago, IIRC) some children there claimed to have been contacted by Virgin Mary. If I am not much mistaken, the official Roman Catholic Church have never made an official standpoint regarding the events, but anyway, the rivers of pilgrims never stopped going there, not even in the time of the hottest war in B&H.
Zeljko Heimer, 24 January 2002

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