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Karlovac County (Croatia)

Karlovacka Zupanija

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by Zeljko Heimer, 14 October 2000

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The County of Karlovac is situated south west from Zagreb, around the city of Karlovac, and borders Slovenia to the north and Bosnia to south. Southern part of the county has been ravaged by the war and held occupied for more than five years.
Zeljko Heimer

The flag and the CoA were adopted on 27-FEB-1995, by "Odluka o grbu i zastavi Zupanije Karlovacke" issued in "Glasnik Zupanije Karlovacke" nr. 3/95.
The same decision adopted a Ceremonial Flag , being a red vertically from a crossbar hoisted banner boredred golden with gold fringe on the tails. The coat of arms is set in the middle and the name is inscribed in gold above. There is an ornament of oak branches in the tails.
Zeljko Heimer, 14 October 2000

Ceremonial Flag

by Zeljko Heimer, 16 December 2002

County of Karlovac uses special ceremonious flag in certain circumstances. The ceremonous flag is red, swallowtailed, with county arms in the middle and it is hoisted vertically.
Information thanks to Zoran Zivkovic, Municipality of the City of Karlovac
Zeljko Heimer

The reconstruction is based on several quick glimpses of the ceremonial flag in the County Mayor's Office on TV reports from Karlovac. The golden ornaments found in the tails I have made equal as those in Tounj flag. I am not sure if they are indeed the same (though apparently it is still oak ornament and very similar to it if not the same), but studying other county flags I found out that it is not that uncommon that subdivisions of a county use the same ornaments in the ceremonial flags. In any case, if the reconsturction is still not very precise.
Zeljko Heimer, 16 December 2002

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 14 October 2000

Historical Flag of the 96th Karlovac infantry regiment (Leibfahne M 1859)

Flag of the 96th Karlovac infantry regiment (Leibfahne M 1859) - Vienna 1859-1916
White silk, multicoloured silk embroidery, wood, brass studs, brass, embroidery, painting (staff)
127 x 154 cm, length of staff 303 cm

A rectangular flag with a border of alternating red, gold, red and silver triangular flames. Obverse: in the centre of the field a heraldic depiction of the coat of arms of the Austrian Empire. Reverse: painting of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. The flagstaff ends with a foliate finial with the crowned initials 'FJ I' (Francis Joseph I) carved on both sides. The staff is painted spirally in red, yellow, black and white.

The flag was donated to the National Museum by the 96th Karlovac Regiment in 1916.

J. Borosak-Marijanovic, Zastave kroz stoljeca, Zagreb, 1996, page 124

From Croatian History Museum site by courtesy of Jelena Borosak Marijanovic.
Bigger images at <> and <m013101v.jpg>.

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