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Kuzma (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Kuzma]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

The municipality of Kuzma was formed in 1995, by separation from the municipality of Murska Sobota. In 1998, part of the municipality formed the new community of Grad. St. Cosmas (Kuzma) is the patron saint of medical art and was very much revered in Slvoenia. The place and the municipality of Kuzma are named after the parish church patron.

Zeljko Heimer, 11 January 2002

Description of the flag

The flag and coat of arms are prescribed by decision Odlok o spremembah odloka o uporabi grba in zastave Obcine Kuzma, adopted on 29 October 1999 and published in Uradni list Republike Slovenije 93/99 on 18 November 1999, with effect on 19 November 1999. The decision is amended by Spremembe in dopolnitve statuta Obcine Kuzma, adopted on 2 February 2001 and published in Uradni list Republike Slovenije 12/01 on 23 February 2001, with effect on 24 February 2001.

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. These symbols are based on those previously used for a short time.

The flag is rectangular in ratio 2:5, vertically divided in five fields, blue-white-blue-white-blue in proportion 3-3-8-3-3. The middle field is square of blue colour and contains the dove and stars from the coat of arms.

Zeljko Heimer, 3 January 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Kuzma]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms is:

Tierced in chevron fimbrated with white stones topped with triangular diamond, chief dexter gules, chief sinister vert, base azure a dove rising argent under an arc of five mullets or

According to Valt, the three fields of the shield are divided with stones and triangular cornerstone in the chief. The fields are coloured with the national colours of the three neighbouring states (red for Austria, blue for Slovenia, and green for Hungary. In the middle blue field is a dove of peace, with five stars symbolyzing the five villages which form the municipality.

Zeljko Heimer, 3 January 2002

Vertical flag

[Vertical flag of Kuzma]by Zeljko Heimer

Former flag and coat of arms

The decision on the use of the symbols of the municipality of Kuzma (Odlok o uporabi grba in zastave Obcine Kuzma) was adopted on 18 June 1999 and published in the Slovenian official gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije 60/99 on 29 July 1999, with effect on 30 July 1999. These data (but not the text ) on the decision are available on line.

The decision only regulated the use of the symbols, which are prescribed by the municipal statute Statut Obcine Kuzma, adopted on 12 March 1999 and published in Uradni list Republike Slovenije 21/99 on 31 March 1999, with effect on 15 April 1999.

The coat of arms was horizontally divided with the blue top containing the three-border stone, in the middle was a bird flying over a hilly region. The lower half included two green hills with a stream representing the Lukaj potok dividing them. On the left hill were fields and on the right one were five disks, representing the five villages which constitute the municipality.

The flag was for vertical hoisting only, diagonally divided in white and green, with the stone and the bird lined black from the coat of arms in upper left.

These symbols were soon abandoned, after only few months.

Zeljko Heimer, 31 August 2002