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Vocin (Virovitica-Podravina, Croatia)

Opc'ina Voc'in

Last modified: 2005-04-29 by dov gutterman
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by Željko Heimer, 19 April 2005

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The Community of Vocin is in the Virovitica-Podravina County, 25-ish kms. southeast of Virovitica. 4,200 inhabitants, about 1,600 in the settlement of the same name.
Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004

Two versions of the Coat of Arms of Vocin are shown as Coat of Arms at Websites. However, they both seems to be initial projects or proposals occasionally used. The Coat of Arms used on the flag displayed in the County Assembly Hall in Virovitica seems to be a combination of the two, and while the County officials claim that it is an approved version, I seem no reason to doubt it. The Coat of Arms is: or a fess maroon and voerall a church argent with a belfry of the same roofed also maroon both with a doors gules. The flag is vertical, indigo blue with the coat of arms in the middle bordered white. The field of the flag in the display is clearly purpulish as opposed to the other blue flags in the set, but this might have not been intentional, it may simply be matter of production, but I choose to retain the difference until we get more detailed info. The maroon shade is particularly hard to redraw, it looks like somewhat washed out (oddly, as the flag could not be that old) and I am not confident in the representation. However, at least it is clear that the fess and the roof are not intended to be red, since the doors are made in clear red shade. It may well be that the flag is also intended to have a horizontal version, but unlike all the other community flags in the display in Virovitica, this is the only one made from the vertical hoisting (even if attached to the staff as any other in the display).
Željko Heimer, 19 April 2005

Coat of Arms

by Željko Heimer, 19 April 2005

Coat of Arms at Websites

by Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004

In a review Viroviticke vijesti <> dated 13 November 2002, there is a photo of a large sign with a emblem that is certainly used as a coat of arms. The coat of arms apparently used by Vocin pictures the local church and the coats of arms of Croatia and Slavonia in triangular corners.
Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004

by Željko Heimer, 18 November 2004

On the County web site there is shown a different coat of arms: or a bar maron.  This seems to be simplification of the coat of arms reported earlier and possible the bar is intended to be red (or it is indeed maron in he previously reported coat of arms). This may well mean that the coat of arms adoption process was completed in the mean time with adoption of the more heraldically correct simple solution instead of the original "monstrosity". If that is so, there would also be a flag to go with it, but that we shall have to learn some time latter on.
Željko Heimer, 18 November 2004