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Drnje (Municipality, Koprivnica-Križevci County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Drnje - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 February 2003


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Presentation of Drnje

The municipality of Drnje is located north-east of Koprivnica towards the Hungarian border and river Drava. It has 2,156 inhabitants according to the 2001 census, 1,140 in the village of Drnje proper.

Željko Heimer, 20 February 2003


Flag of Drnje

The symbols of Drnje are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Drnje, adopted on 19 September 2000 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 27 April 2001 in the County official gazette Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 4.

The symbols, designed by Antonio Grgić, were approved by the Ministry of Administration on 30 March 2001, as reported by D. Ernečić [erc03].

Decision Odluka o pokretanju postupka za utvrđivanje grba i zastave Općine Drnje, adopted on 21 April 1995 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 24 April 1995 in Službeni glasnik Županije Koprivnicko-križevacke , No. 3, prescribed a public contest for the symbols. Decision Odluka o osnivanju Komisije za utvrđivanje uvjeta i raspisivanje natječaja za izradu idejnog rješenja grba i zastave Općine Drnje, adopted on 21 April 1995 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 19 May 1995 in Službeni glasnik Županije Koprivnicko-križevacke , No. 5, appointed a three-member Commission, chaired by Damir Varović, to run the contest, The prizes were set to 3;000 HRK for the 1st prize, 2,000 HRK for the 2nd prize and 1,000 HRK for the 3rd prize.

The Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Drnje, adopted on 21 September 2001 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 28 September 2001 in Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 10, include a description of the symbols.
The Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Drnje, adopted on 17 January 2006 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 26 January 2006 in Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 1, repeat the description of the symbols.
So do the current Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Drnje, adopted on 6 July 2009 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 15 July 2009 in Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 9.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 6 November 2011


Coat of arms of Drnje

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Drnje - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 February 2003

The coat of arms is "Vert a thorny branch issuant from base with three roses argent and in the chief of the last a wooden boat proper".
The coat of arms is canting, thorns being called in Croatian trnje, locally, drnje).

Željko Heimer, 20 February 2003


Former coat of arms of Drnje

[Municipality coat of arms]

Former coat of arms of Drnje (unconfirmed colours) - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 June 2012

The former design of the coat of arms was used in a seasons' greetings published on 22 December 2000 by the Municipality administration in the regional journal Glas Podravine i Prigorja (image).

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 23 June 2012


Ceremonial flag of Drnje

[Ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Drnje - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 February 2003

The ceremonial flag, not mentioned in the Decision, is a blue vertical banner, fringed yellow, with the coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality above and four corn ears below, ending with a triangular fly.

Željko Heimer, 20 February 2003