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Radlje ob Dravi (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Radlje ob Dravi]by Željko Heimer


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Municipal flag of Radlje ob Dravi

The flag and arms of Radlje ob Dravi (6,246 inhabitants) are prescribed by decision Odlok o grbu, zastavi in pečatniku Občine Radlje ob Dravi, adopted on 3 March 2003 and published in the local official gazette MUV, 4/2003.

The flag is vertical, divided in horizontal red-blue-white- blue-red stripes in ratio 4:4:13:4:4 and with the coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe.

Željko Heimer, 5 May 2004


Coat of arms of Radlje ob Dravi

[Flag of Radlje ob Dravi]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms of Radlje ob Dravi is based on a XVIIth century seal, picturing on a red field silver Archangel Michael standing with wings displayed holding in his dexter a flamy sword and in his sinister scales and with his sinister leg over a dead dragon vert. Along the chief is inscribed "RADELAH MERINBERCH RADLJE", the first being (I believe) the oldest variation of the city name, the second is the German version and the last the modern Slovenian name.

Željko Heimer, 5 May 2004


Former flag of Radlje ob Dravi

[Former flag of Radlje ob Dravi]by Željko Heimer

The former symbols of Radlje ob Dravi are given in Banderas municipales de Eslovenia, published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996). The article explains that the coat of arms is based on the seal of XVIIth century, red with Archangel St. Michael in silver, with a golden wavy sword and scales standing over a green dragon. The flag (que carece de especificaciones oficiales) is white with the upper stripe blue and the lower red, with the coat of arms in the middle. The flag proportion os 1:2. The source mentioned in the article is decision Glasio Krajevne Skupnosti, 45 / 91-7-526, adopted 7 March 1991.

The above image is made according to the image issued in the article. The image is possibly incorrect in the shield shape, and it is quite likely that the design has been officialized since.

Željko Heimer, 7 February 2000

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