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Buje (Istria, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 2 January 2005



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The coat of arms is Argent a Cross Gules. Similar coat of arms is held by several other cities in the area, and probably originates from the crusade period. The flag uses unusual brown colour for the field, which is not fully confirmed.
Zeljko Heimer

Buje is a small city in northwest corner of inland Istria. It is probably most famous in modern time for the electronic factory "Digitron" situated there. Population totaling 5,500, with about 3,500 in the city itself.   Long ago (in 1996?) I reported the flag of Buje as well as the coat of arms from some source that I have not noted, but it was some weekly magazine or so having a photo therefrom. I noted that the flag is brown with the coat of arms in it. However, Tomislav `ipek visited Buje recently and found out that the colour of the flag field is not brown but rather dark red. The photo and lightning effects may easily explain why I misjudged the colour. The colour brown is, anyway, not among the allowed colours for the flag according to the Croatian regulations (red, blue, green, yellow and white are only allowed). Anyway, the flag hoisted at the city hall in Buje is a vertical variant with golden border all around and with the coat of arms off-set to top (similalry as the flags of neighbouring Umag!).
Zeljko Heimer, 2 January 2005


Ceremonial Flag


by Zeljko Heimer, 2 January 2005


Coat of Arms


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