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Opc'ina Raaa

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by Zeljko Heimer, 27 June 2004

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Raaa (Ras<a) is a community in the Istria County. Population about 4,000, some 2,000 in the small town of the same name. It is situated about, half way between Rijeka and Pula, some 30 km northeast of Pula. Raaa is often nicknamed the youngest city in Istria, it was built in 1937 as miners' settlement, and mining is still the most important industry there.   The symbols were adopted some time in November 2003, according an article in a local newspaper: Kristian Stepcic Reisman: "Opcina Raaa dobila novi grb - Rudarska svjetiljka kao putokaz za bolju buducnost", "Ca je novega?" besplatni informativni list, br. 3/03, Holcim, Raaa, prosinac 2003, available on line at <>. It was designed (as it is obvious by the style) by the Rijeka company Heraldik-art d.o.o.  
The Coat of Arms of Raaa is Azure a miner's lamp or inflamed gules iradiating argent. The flag is dark-blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow. Ratio 1:2. The Ceremonial Flag is a blue gonfalon with triangular fly ending with golden fringe, containing the yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle, the name of the community above and linden and olive branches below.
Zeljko Heimer,27 June 2004

Ceremonial Flag

by Zeljko Heimer, 27 June 2004

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 27 June 2004

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