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Škofja Loka (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer


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Municipal flag of Škofja Loka

The coat of arms and flag of Škofja Loka (22,040 inhabitants) are prescribed by decision Odlok o grbu, zastavi, prazniku in pecatu Občine Škofja Loka, adopted on 10 April 1997, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 23/1997.

The flag is rectangular, in proportion 2:5, horizontally divided yellow-green. Yellow and green are the traditional colours of Škofja Loka, but why and when they came into use is not clear yet.

Željko Heimer & Peter Hawlina, 12 October 2002


Coat of arms of Škofja Loka

[Coat of arms of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms of Škofja Loka is:

Vert on a base sable a gate or in entrance a Moor's head sable crowned gules

The Moor's head is common element in the arms and seals of various cities that were under the rule of the diocese of Freising (Bayern) throughout Central Europe. The use of the head within the gates in the seal of Škofja Loka is confirmed at least from 1471.

Željko Heimer, 12 October 2002


Vertical flag of Škofja Loka

[Vertical flag of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer


Former flag of Škofja Loka

[Former flag of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer

A modernized version of the seal of 1471 was adopted as the coat of arms of Škofja Loka in 1962, and the yellow and green diagonally divided flag with a simplified coat of arms in the middle was confirmed on 17 September 1965. In 1991 the shape of the coat of arms was changed and a vine ornament was added around the castle.

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[Former flag of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer

Zalokar's book [zal90] still shows the coat of arms adopted in 1962, which looks more like a seal.

[Former arms of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer

This coat of arms must have been legally retained until the adoption of the current symbols in 1997.

[Former flag of S<kofja Loka]by Željko Heimer

Željko Heimer, 17 September 2004

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