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Logatec (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Logatec]         [Flag of Logatec]

Flag of Logatec, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 24 April 2010


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Municipal flag of Logatec

The flag of Logatec is prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Logatec, adopted on 20 June 2008 and published on 15 July 2008 in the local magazine Logaške novice - uradne objave, vol. 07-08/08. The magazine seems to be the usual illustrated local journal and the official gazette is an addition.

The symbols were designed by Valt Jurečič.

The flag is in proportions 2:5, with a red square at the hoist containing the golden wheel from the coat of arms and the fly horizontally divided red-white-red.
Horizontal and vertical version of the flag are prescribed.

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 24 April 2010


Coat of arms of Logatec

[Coat of arms of Logatec]

Coat of arms of Logatec - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 April 2010

The coat of arms of Logatec is "Gules a wheel or and in chief embattled argent five linden leaves vert". This is the "heraldification" of the previous symbol, with the addition of the leaves and embattlements.

The blazon of the coat of arms in Article 6 of the aforementioned Decision does not mention the five leaves in the chief - my guess is that that part of the sentence was dropped by an error that was not noticed by now. The images attached to the Decision clearly show the leaves.

The aforementioned "illustrated" journal includes two short articles on the adoption of the new symbols:
- Valt F. Jurečič O vsebini grba;
- Nevenka Malavašič Predstavitev grba naše občine.
Neither of the articles mention the leaves, although I do not think that this is on purpose. Jurečič explains the motivation for the design, developed from the previous symbol used, standing for the transportation, merchant industry. The region where clashes of peoples often happened, he explains, was also the place of many battles, so the basic colour was chosen to be red. It also stands for love, among others for the love towards the homeland.

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 24 April 2010


Former flag and arms of Logatec

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Former flag of Logatec, vertical version - Images by Željko Heimer, 26 February 2006
Left, as communicated by the municipal administration
Right, as shown by Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05]

[Flag of Logatec]

Former flag of Logatec, horizontal version, as shown by Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 February 2006

Logatec was one of the few municipalities in Slovenia still using ther "socialist" emblems, certainly because the superseded political system ideology was not much visible in them as in some other cases.

The former flag of Logatec is in proportions 1:2, vertically hoisted, yellow with the black writing along the top OBČINA LOGATEC and in lower part the emblem from the municipal coat of arms set obliquely issuing from the right edge.
I do not think that the flag was ever officially adopted.

Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] show two versions of the flag - horizontal and vertical -, each having a slightly different stylization of the coat of arms.
The vertical version differs from the flag communicated by the municipal administration by the omission of the writing.

[Coat of arms of Logatec]

Former coat of arms of Logatec - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 September 2003

The former coat of arms of Logatec is gold with red charges, two wheels connected with a tilted square above a double line serrated in the middle. The original emblem adopted in the mid-1980s symbolizes the transportation and timber industries. The emblem originally designed by Nino Kovačevič (d. 1991) was later modified with the serrated line.

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The aforementioned "illustrated" journal includes two short articles on the adoption of the new symbols:
- Valt F. Jurečič O vsebini grba;
- Nevenka Malavašič Predstavitev grba naše občine.
The second article says that the previous symbol was adopted by a decision on the 11th joint session of the Assembly of Associated Work, Assembly of Local Communities and the Assembly of Socio-Political Organizations (the three-cameral system of local assemblies was usual at the time) on 21 October 1987. In regard with info on original design of the symbol by Kovačevič and its subsequent amendment, I am not sure if the amendment was done prior to that adoption, after the original proposal, or if the modification was made at some point after 1987 - certainly the coat of arms in that shape was already in use in the early 1990s when the new registration plates were being adopted). In any case, I believe that only the coat of arms was adopted in 1987; the flag must have been designed some years later, and probably never formally adopted. I do not think that such flags have been used much before my original report on them in 2003.

Željko Heimer, 24 April 2010

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