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Gornji Grad (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Gornji Grad]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the city

Gornji Grad, is located some 40 km northeast of Ljubljana. The name of the city means "Upper Castle". The municipality was formed in 1995, seceding from Mozirje.

Zeljko Heimer, 2 December 2001

Description of the flag

The flag is yellow with a square red field in the middle containing the stars from the coat of arms.

The symbols were designed by Valt Jurecic of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.

Zeljko Heimer, 2 December 2001

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Gornij Grad]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is: Gules, a mullet or surrounded with six smaller mullets of the same.

According to Valt, the small market town of Gornji Grad was granted a coat of arms by his feudal lord, a Bishop of Ljubljana named Tavcar, in the XVIIIth century. A legend says he took a golden six-pointed star from his own arms and placed it in the middle of a red shield. Since Ljubno uses a similar coat of arms (azure, an eight-pointed star or), for better differentiation an other six stars were added to the design. As the historical coat of arms was not officially granted (that is with a document), it was considered only as a traditional coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Gornji Grad]by Zeljko Heimer

Possibly a vertical version is also prescribed, with stars roatated 90 degrees, to maintain their axis vertical.

Zeljko Heimer, 2 December 2001