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Osilnica (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Osilnica]by Zeljko Heimer

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Presentation of the municipality

Osilnica is a small municipality in the central part of southerh Slovenia. River Kolpa (iCroatian, Kupa) has its source slightly south of Osilnica, within the Croatian teritory, and reaches Slovenia at this point and from there for some 100 km forms the border between Slovenia and Croatia. Then the river flows back to Croatia to reach the Sava in Karlovac. Kolpa/Kupa near Osilnica is still a quick mountainous river wiggling among high mountains.

Zeljko Heimer, 13 September 2002

Description of the flag

The flag and coat of arms of Osilnica are prescribed by decision Odlok o obliki in nacinu uporabe grba in zastave ter pecatov Obcine Osilnica, adopted on 20 August 1997 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 54/1997.

The flag is rectangular in ratio 1:2, horizontally divided white over green (1:2). Overall is symbolically represented the river Kolpa within a gorge.

Zeljko Heimer, 13 September 2002

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Osilnica]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms of Osilnica pictures the river Kolpa withing a narrow gorge, above it the St. Egidius church and in the top a rocky formation.
The aforementioned decision explains the symbolic as follows: The church represents the typical rural architecture of the region. The rocks leave open paths on the sides symbolically for the openheartness of the people. The shield form represents the gorge, while the ending at the bottom recalls crossed branches as a symbol of nature.

Zeljko Heimer, 13 September 2002