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Mozirje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Mozirje]by Željko Heimer

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Municipal flag of Mozirje

Mozirje had municipality status before the 1990s.

The symbols of Mozirje were designed by Valt Jureči&#xO10D; 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 2:5 ratio, vertically divided invected in blue and yellow fimbrated green. The division line is dividing flag fields in 2:3. and there are three semicircles forming invected division line "entering" the blue square field. A vertical flag is probably also prescribed, graphically equal to a 90 degree rotated horizontal flag.

Željko Heimer, 7 December 2001

Coat of arms of Mozirje

[Coat of arms of Mozirje]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms of Mozirje is blue with a yellow triple hill fimbriated green atop of which is a red roofed white church, and in base of the hill a linden tree proper issuant from a green mount.

The church is probably the representation of some real church in Mozirje. The linden tree is the national tree of Slovenia.

The current municipality of Mozirje is composed of two historical towns, Mozirje and Rečica, each having a historical coat of arms. The arms of Mozirje show a church (castle) on a triple mount, whereas the arms of Rečica have a green linden tree on a golden shield. The cities requested a municipal coat of arms that would include elements of both city arms. Valt consulted (among others) two of his colleagues, Dr. Medvedjev of St. Petersburg and Ing. Alexy from Bratislava, who agreed with the heraldical suitability of this solution.

This composed coat of arms could not have been reused on a flag, since none of the attributes would have been allowed precedence on the flag. Therefore, the flag is unique among Slovenian municipal flags since it does not show any attribute of a coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 11 January 2002

Vertical flag of Mozirje

[Vertical flag of Mozirje]by Željko Heimer

Former coat of arms of Mozirje

[Former arms of Mozirje]by Željko Heimer

Zalokar [zal90] shows, as a suggestion, the coat of arms he meant should be adopted, that is the historical coat of arms of the town of Mozirje.
A coat of arms very similar to Zalokar's proposal was eventually adopted by the municipality, since it was being used on the car licence plates since their adoption in early 1990s until the adoption of the current symbols in mid-1990s. This old coat of arms can still be seen on most of the cars registered in Mozirje except for the newest cars that already have the current coat of arms.

The historical coat of arms is: Azure on a triple hill vert a church argent between two houses also argent all roofed gules.

This design was retained, with slight artistical modifications in the current coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 13 September 2004