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Barban (Istria County, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 2 November 2004

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I have been contacted recently by the mayor of Barban, a community in the Istria County, informing me of the recently adopted and approved coat of arms and flag. Barban is located in central-eastern part of Istria, some 30 km NE of Pula. The community counts just over 3000 inhabitants, though the town of the same name is no more the 1/10 of that number.   The coat of arms of the community of Barban is a historical coat of arms of Barban: or a bar vert in chief three moustaches sable and in base a bridge gules over water azure.   The moustaches, locally called barbe cant the name of the town. The flag is red with the coat of arms off-set to hoist and towards top.   Before the adoption of this modernized design Barban was using a more traditional representation of the coat of arms topped with a golden civic crown and with two oak branches binded with a golden ribon below. This artwork must have been used since mid-1990's.
Zeljko Heimer, 2 November 2004

In French, the word barbe, coming from Latin barba, was originally used to designate the facial hair; progressively, its meaning was narrowed to the chin hair, that is the beard.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2004

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by Zeljko Heimer, 2 November 2004

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