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Gornja Stubica (Krapina-Zagorje County, Croatia)

Opc'ina Gornja Stubica

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by Zeljko Heimer, 8 December 2002



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Overview

Ccommunity from Krapina-Zagorje County - Gornja Stubica. The coat of arms and the flag is adopted some time around 1999 presumably, since it they are already described in 2002 Statutes: Statut Opcine Gornja Stubica, 13.03.2002. Slu~beni glasnik Krapinsko- zagorske ~upanije, 11/94, 4/01 i ?/02, Opcina Gornja Stubica, <http://gornjastubica.com> 10.10.2002.
The coat of arms is silver on a green hill inflamed red a golden crown - bull's muzzle. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the middle. Ratio 1:2.
Ceremonial flag is shown on the web-site. It's vertically hoisted blue banner with the coat of arms in the middle, above it in three arcs the name of the community and below two linden branches, all bordered golden.
The simple crown inflamed symbolize the leader of the peasant's uprising of 1573, Matija Gubec. The uprising was the largest in this part of Europe and included serfs from Northern Croatia and Slovenia. Its center was in Gornja Stubica near by an impresive, still standing linden tree. A simple iron crown as that in the coat of arms heated to shining was used in torture when Gubec was put to death after his capturing. The linden branch in the ceremonial flag are similar to those used in the ceremonial flag of the County (as well as in some other ceremonial flags in the region) and also reffer to the great linden tree in Gornja Stubica.
Zeljko Heimer, 8 December 2002

Gornja Stubica is a community in the Kapina-Zagorje County. Population about 6, 000, the vilage of the same name just under 1,000. From some tourist propaganda leaflets I got from Tomislav `aipek the image of the Previous Coat of Arms used before the adoption of the current pattern. The coat of arms is divded with a bend argent, in chief azure St. George argent and in base gules on a mount vert a linden tree proper. The shield is topped with a mural crown with mantle azure and argent in dexter and guleas and or in sinister and on a ribbon or below there is the name of the community. The connection with the new coat of arms may not be obvious, but both the new coat of arms (the flaming muzzle) and the linden tree here refer to the same peasant's uprising in 1573 lead by Matija Gubec, having the headquarters beneath the linden tree near the Gornja Stubica Church.The coat of arms was most certainly not approved by the Ministry, and there is no flag reported to go with it. I believe it was brought into usage in mid-1990's.
Zeljko Heimer, 19 June 2004


Ceremonial Flag


by Zeljko Heimer, 8 December 2002


Coat of Arms


by Zeljko Heimer, 8 December 2002

Previous Coat of Arms


by Zeljko Heimer, 19 June 2004


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