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Hrastnik (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Hrastnik]by Željko Heimer

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Presentation of Hrastnik

Hrastnik history traces back to the Roman era due to the navigability of the river Sava. Modern development began in the second half of the XIXth century. As it can be guessed from the former coat of arms, Hrastnik is an important coal-mining site.

Željko Heimer, 26 December 2001

Municipal flag of Hrastnik

The current coat of arms and flag of Hrastnik were adopted in the late 1990s.

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

The flag is rectangular in ratio 2:5, vertically divided green-white-green 3:4:3, so that the white field is square, containing the eradicated oak tree from the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 26 December 2001

Coat of arms of Hrastnik

[Coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms can be blazoned as:

Argent from a base sable growing an oak tree gules with three leaves vert.

Valt explained that the attribute in the coat of arms is canting, hrast meaning oak. The black base symbolises the geological wealth (coal mines). The red trunk should remind the revolutionary history, since mining industry produced strong trade unions.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Vertical flag of Hrastnik

[Vertical flag of Hrastnik]by Željko Heimer

Former coats of arms of Hrastnik

[Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Željko Heimer

The former coat of arm of Hrastnik has a golden background with a green base, over this is a green "shield" with two factories and in chief a black rectangle with two crossed golden hammers. The black rectangle and green shield are connected with a diagonal bend of black and green.

[Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms was slightly changed in 1992.

[Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms adopted before the indepenedence of Slovenia was in the style of the time, showing emblems of the main industries of the region - mining and glassworks. The yellow field has the shape of the letter H. The chief includes a red five-pointed star and the name of the community.

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

Željko Heimer, 9 September 2004

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