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Ivanec (Varazdin County, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 12 Febuary 2003



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The coat of arms of Ivanec is Argent, a Maltese (or eight-pointed) cross Gules, and in chief two Mullets Azure. The Maltese cross that is the symbols of the knights of the Order of St. John might have something to do with the place-name Ivanec (name Ivan being equal to John). The vertical table flag conatins the name inscribed in arc below the coat of arms. Until 1997 Ivanec had the status of a community. Adopted: around 1997 (?).
Source: Flag displayed at "Valentino" flag maker site <www.valentino.hr> , 8/2000.
Zeljko Heimer, August 2000

In the mean time I located the Statutes from the official gazette at <www.glasnik.hr> and official Ivanec site at <www.ivanec.hr>. The coat of arms and the flag are described in the new Statutes: Statut Grada Ivanca, 14.11.2001, Slu~beni vjesnik Vara~dinske ~upanije, br. 24/01.
Though they must have been adopted earlier then that. To paraphrase what I wrote in 2000: The coat of arms of Ivanec is Argent, a Maltese cross Gules, and in chief two Mullets Azure. The Maltese cross is the symbols of the knights of the Order of St. John (Maltese knights), who maintained their fort near the modern city and after whom the city is named (Ivan being equal to John). The vertical table flag conatins the name inscribed in arc below the coat of arms, as seen on table flags on the flagmakers site <www.valentino.hr> in Auguts 200 .
The CoA is shown apparently always in gray to represent silver, and the shield shape is that of 11th century, so called Norman shape, as was presumably used by the Knights. They established Ivanec in 1369.
Population: 14,600 (Zemljopisni atlas Republike Hrvatske", `kolska knjiga, Zagreb 1993).
Zeljko Heimer, 12 Febuary 2003


Vertical Flag


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Coat of Arms


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