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Flag of Okučani - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 April 2009
Okučani is located some 60 km west of Slavonski Brod, at an important crossroad. It has 6,200 inhabitants, 2,500 in the town of the same name.
Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004
The symbols of Okučani are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi općine Okučani, adopted on 8 February 2002 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 15 March 2002 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 3.
The symbols of Okučani were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, and approved by the Ministry of Administration / Central State Office for Administration.
The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle. The flag is explicitly prescribed to be of a darker blue shade than the coat of arms.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2011
Coat of arms of Okučani - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 July 2004
The coat of arms is "Azure a thunderbolt proper".
The thunderbolt is the heraldic charge that represents lightning, inherited from the antique symbols of Jupiter. It is shaped as a golden cigar with wings, arrows radiating from it and fire from one end. The thunderbolt probably refers to the Flash (Bljesak) Operation, performed by the Croatian Defence Forces in May 1995 and liberating the region in just a few days. Okučani and the surrounding region was known as Western Slavonia, as a part of the separatist Serbian Republic of Krajina.
Željko Heimer & Tihomir Podkonjak, 12 July 2004