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Izola (Municipality, Slovenia)


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[Flag of Izola]by Željko Heimer

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Presentation of Izola

Izola / Isola (14,488 inhabitants) is a bilingual municipality, with an Italian minority, located on the Slovenska Istra (Slovenian Istria), an area locally known as Obala (the Coast).

Željko Heimer & Goran Kalister, 26 June 2003

Municipal flag of Izola

The coat of arms and the flag of Izola are prescribed by the municipality statutes Statut Občine Izola, adopted on 15 June 1995 and published in the local official gazette Uradne objave.

The flag is described simply as being light blue with the coat of arms. The image shown above is assuming a 1:2 ratio.

Željko Heimer, 31 October 1999

Coat of arms of Izola

[Coat of arms of Izola]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms of Izola is a light blue shield with a yellow mount in base and a white dove flying carrying a green olive branch in its beak. The mount is said to symbolize an island. Izola was once an island, as this is the case for many old cities in the Adriatic Sea, but is now connected with the mainland.

Željko Heimer & Goran Kalister, 26 June 2003

Former flag of Izola

[Former flag of Izola]by Željko Heimer

The article Banderas municipales de Eslovenia, published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996) gives a different flag, the previous one, which had been adopted on 19 June 1987, and presumbaly abandoned in 1995. The difference is in the shape of the coat of arms, here being oval with a copper-coloured baroque border around it.

Željko Heimer, 31 October 1999