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Grosuplje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Grosuplje]by Željko Heimer

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Municipal flag of Grosuplje

The municipal statutes of 1995 and 1999 only mention that the municipality "has a coat of arms and a flag", defined in separate regulations. Other regulations on the seal, the local inspector's ID cards etc. also assume that there is a municipal coat of arms.

On the municipal website, there is a photography of the community building with the flags of Slovenia and Grosuplje. Although the image is very small, the flag there seems to be a vertically hoisted flag, vertically divided white-yellow-white with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 10 June 2002

Coat of arms of Grosuplje

[Coat of arms of Gosuplje]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms of Grosuplje is modern but can, however, be blazoned properly:

Tierced, per fess, base per pale, argent, vert and gule, overall a horse head sable.

The horse head is made of a series of circles. As many other Slovenian municipal coats of arms, this one is used on licence plates in a somewhat different shield. The coat of arms can also be seen on the municipal website.

The coat of arms is based on a lead svastika ornamented wih horse heads from the late Hallstatt culture (Vth century B.P.). The metal ornament was found near Grosuplje, on Magdalenska gora. The design was chosen as it also represents Grosuplje as an important transport station, once a carriage station, today also an important stop for road transport. The horse head also simulates the letter G.

Green represents Dolenjska region (lower Slovenia) and red, activity and development.

Željko Heimer,10 June 2002

Former emblem of Grosuplje

[Former emblem of Gosuplje]by Željko Heimer

The former emblem of Grosuplje was adopted in the mid-1980s and replaced in the early 1990s by the current coat of arms.

The emblem pictures a green bordered white shield with a ruined tower on a green hill made of rings. Around the shield is inscribed the name of the community.

Source: Peter Zalokar Slovenija, ali te poznam? Moja dežela, Ljubljana, 1990 [zal90]

Željko Heimer, 9 September 2004