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Kozje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Kozje]by Zeljko Heimer

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Description of the flag

The flag and arms are prescribed by the municipal statutes Statutarni sklep (Kozje), adopted on 21 December 1995, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 6/96.

The flag is rectangular in ratio 1:2, horizontally divided green-white-green with the coat of arms slightly offset towards the hoist. The coat of arms is determined to be 1/2 of the hoist high, spreading with its 1/6 of height over the both green fields. The vertical axis of the coat of arms is offset towards the hoist from the middle for 1/4 of the coat of arms width.

Zeljko Heimer, 25 August 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Kozje]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms was probably designed after some historical model. It is very similar to the coat of arms of Ljubljana, but this is probably just a coincidence. The main difference is that Kozje dragon has the tail around the tower while that of Ljubljana has the tail encircled in the air.

The coat of arms can be blazoned as:

Gules on a tower Argent a Dragon Vert langued of the first with a tail encircling the tower.

The description of the arms in the aforementioned decision states that the dragion has spread bat wings and goat horns and beard. This last mention might be of importance since goat is canting for the name of the place.

Zeljko Heimer, 25 August 2002

Table flag

[Table flag]by Zeljko Heimer

The table flag is prescribed by Odlok o simbolih Ob?ine Kozje, adopted on 5 October 2000, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 98/2000. The coat of arms shall be downset and appropriately rotated. The placement of the arms here is not defined in the same detailed way as for the horizontal flag, so the drawing shown above is only one possible reconstruction.

Zeljko Heimer, 25 August 2002