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Sibenik (Sibenik-Knin, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 24 July 2004



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Overview

Šibenik is the capital of the Šibenik-Knin county, located at the confluence of Krka river into adriatic (forming beautiful waterfalls). The city was, unlike many other Adriatic cities not founded by ancient ROmand, but was established in 10th century under Croatian king Krešimir (Petar Krešimir IV) who unlike any other previous Croatian ruler, build a strong fleet that ruled Adriatic for a time.
The sources for symbosl are the official web site of the city Službene stranice Grada Šibenika <www.sibenik.hr> (01.07.2003) and my observation. The mdoern symbols are adopted on 22 may 1999.
The Coat of Arms of Šibenik originates in the 13th century, and is preserved mainly on seals. It pictures the patron of the city Archangel St. Michael (Sv. Mihovil) wearing a white tunic and a red cloak, with his wings displayed, holding in his sinister a golden orb with a cross and in his dexter a golden spear with which he kills a black devil beneath him.
The flag is blue with the yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle. Ratio 1:2.
Zeljko Heimer, 24 July 2004


Coat of Arms


by Zeljko Heimer, 24 July 2004


Historical Flag

One of the oldest historical source for flag examination is map. In monography of Historical Institute in Belgrade "Monumenta Cartographica Jugoslaviae II" Narodna knjiga, Belgrade 1979. author Gordana Tomovic compares different XVIth century naval maps of Balkan peninsula. She notices flags above some place names on map preserved in 'Bibliotheque National in Paris (Departement des cartes et plans)' made on pergament by Angelino Dulcert (1339a.d.):

13. Flag above town of Sibenik (Sibinicho) - in today's Croatia [Colours are not mentioned.]
Ivan Sarajcic, 2 May 2000


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