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Vitanje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Vitanje]by Zeljko Heimer

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Description of the flag

The flag and coat of arms are prescribed by decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Obcine Vitanje, adopted on 26 September 1996, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, no. 6, 7 February1997, pp. 591-3, with effect on 21 February1997.
The flag is based on the coat of arms,. It is vertically divided wine red-white- wine red with the coat of arms in the middle.

The colours are determined as following:

Zeljko Heimer,  9 April 2000

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of Vitanje]by Zeljko Heimer

The coat of arms can be blazoned as follows:

Purpure, three escallops proper or In wine red field three shells.

The artistic rendition is copied from the coat of arms in the parish church of St. Peter and Paul in Vitanje, on the right window behind the altar. According to the legend, in indetermined long past there was a lake in the valley of Vitanje community.
The coat of arms is described in the decision in great detail, mainly the measures in mm refering to the coat of arms on the aforementioned window. To keep it simple, the coat of arms shall measure 99 x 116 mm.

The decision on the municipal holiday Odlok o dolocitvi obcinskega praznika Obcine Vitanje, adopted on 6 July 1995 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 42/1995, describes the coat of arms and it' history. It states, among others, that the coat of arms was that of the Vitanje noble rulers, and that it was later taken up by the town of Vitanje, in some undetermined time.

Zeljko Heimer,  20 October 2002