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Ploce (Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia)

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Ploce is a city at the delta mouth of the river Neretva, built virtually after the World War II as the main port to replace the port of Metkovic further up the river. It is the main port for access to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and thus have special importance.
On the official web site of the city are published three documents: Slu~bena stranica Grada Ploca, <www.ploce.hr> 20.11.2003 Zakljucak Gradskog Poglavarstva (o raspisivanju natjecaja), Kl: 017- 01/03-01/01, Urbr: 2165-02-03-2, Ploce, 10.06.2003. Natjecaj za izradu idejnog rjeaenja grba i zastave Grada Ploca, "Slobodna Dalmacija", Split, 4.7.2003. Zakljucak Gradskog Poglavarstva (o odbijanju prijedloga prikupljenih u natjecaju), Kl. 017-0103-01/01, Urbr: 2165-02-03-3, Ploce, 20.08.2003.
The first is the decision to organize a concourse for the symbols, the second is the concourse issued itself, held in July/August 2003, and the third is a decision that no material that arrived on the concourse is satisfactory - so no symbols were adopted.
The town of Ploce was renamed in 1950 into Kardeljevo (after Edvard Kardelj, Slovenian revolutionare, one of the ideologist of the Tito's movement), but it was soon reverted to Ploce (since Kardelj was still alive and it was decided to be unacceptable to name places after persons alive). However, in 1980, after Kardelj's death, it was again named Kardeljevo, and finally in 1990, with the end of socialist system, the original name Ploce was returned.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 Febuary 2004


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