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Tuhelj (Krapina-Zagorje, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 26 June 2004



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Tuhelj is a community in the Krapina-Zagorje County, about 25 km north west of Zagreb, 15 km southwest of Krpaina towards the Slovenian border on the Sutla river. Population I estimate to about 2500 (my date says about 4,000, but that's before 1997 and include Kumrovec community), the vilage of the same name numbers only somewhat over 200. neighbouting village of Tuheljske Toplice are much more known as a spa site and therefore a tourist center of the community. The coat of arms was adopted in 2003, information from Tomislav `ipek and Zagreb newspapers Vecernji list of 31 October 2003 (unfortunately the article there does not precise when the symbols were adopted saying only "recently"). The coat of arms of Tuhelj is Azure an imperial crown or between twelwe stars in an annulet and in a chief argent three goutes de larmes. (or in the layman's terms: a golden crown in a ring of stars on blue fields and three blue drops in a white panel above.) The crown is that from the statue of the Mary, patron of the community, to whom the ring of stars also refer. The water drops symbolise the termal spa for which Tuhelj is famous. Before the adoption of the this coat of arms, probably since early 1990's, community used an other coat-or-arms-like emblem, the shield divided into three fields in inverted pall of red white and blue with a green chief, and overall is pictured the obelisk of the monument to the Croatian anthem erected on the site where the song was written. Contrary to what one may thing at first, this is not a site with a wide pitoreque view of the country, but rather a small wooded closed valey with the Sutla river flowing though it, a peacefull and pleasant spot in the summer months. As I have already written when covering Kumrovec, that community was seceeded from Tuhelj in 1997, and the site was left in it. Therefore the Tuhelj community abandoned the use of that emblem and was, apparently, not using anything until the adoption of the 2003 symbols .
Zeljko Heimer, 26 June 2004


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