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Orehovica (Medjimurje, Croatia)

Opc'ina Orehovica

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by Zeljko Heimer, 8 Febuary 2004

Note: The valnut details are a reconstruction

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Orehovica is a community a few kilometers south-east of Cekovec, along Drava river between Nedeliace and Prelog. The village of Orehovica has about 1,700 inhabitants, the whole community not more then 3,000. It was created in 1997 by seceeding from the communty of Mala Subotica to the north of it.
The symbols were adopted sometime in April 2002 as described in the local newspapers: "Orah na grb i zastavu Orehovice", Medimurje - ~upanijske novine, br. 2458, 04.06.2002, <> "Proslavljen Dan opcine Orehovica" (21.svibnja), Medimurske novine, br. 352, 05.06.2002, <>.
The newspapers namethe designer - Heraldik art d.o.o. from Rijeka. The design is described and shown in photos, but always a bit hazy so I have no clear image to start from. Therefore my drawings of the coat of arms and the flag are reconstructions probably not very good. (The valnut on my drawings is taken from Corel Clipart galery, just as good representation as any I could draw.)
The coat of arms of Orehovica is canting (since 'orah', regionally 'oreh' means valnut) and is very simple and effective: argent a valnut proper The flag is light blue with the coat of arms in the middle, bordered yellow.
The photos in the cited soruces show also something that looks like a vertical banner set against the wall, blue with the coat of arms in the middle and black inscriptions above in two rows "DAN OPCINE/OREHOVICA" and below "21. SVIBNJA" (?), meaning 'The Day of the Community of Orehovica, 21st May'. However, I do not think that it is a ceremonial
flag or anything like, only a decoartion in the hall where the ceremony was held.
Zeljko Heimer, 8 Febuary 2004

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 8 Febuary 2004

Note: The valnut details are a reconstruction

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