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Stupnik (Zagreb County, Croatia)

Opc'ina Stupnik

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by Zeljko Heimer, 26 August 2000

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Stupnik - Community in 'Zagrebacka zupanija', formed in 1995 by extracting from the City of Zagreb (at the time with status of a county). Being close to Zagreb, and yet not affected by the higher taxes there, and also several important highways from Zagreb towards coast passing through it, it is a prosperous small new community.
It is usual in Croatia that the cities and communities have the same name as their seat of administration (their "capital"), however there are some exceptions. Such is the case of Stupnik, with seat of administration in a village (or small town) called Donji Stupnik.
The coat of arms is: Azure, a column Argent enarched with five Mullets [of Six] Or. The coat of arms is canting - 'stup' meaning a column, while the five stars are presumably for the five settlements forming the community (though, the official lists I have count them only four).
The flag is blue (medium blue) with the coat of arms (of noticeably lighter blue shade) in the middle bordered with yellow.
The coat of arms and the flag are presumably adopted in late 1990's - they certainly follow the Croatian rules for the adopting of new symbols. My image is based on a photo I took of the flag hoisted on the community building in Donji Stupnik on 26 June 2000, and on several official notes showing the coat of arms. The accuracy of my drawing is somewhat lower the usual (let say 'fair'), since I made drawing for a photo of a flying flag
Zeljko Heimer , 26 August 2000

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 26 August 2000