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Oriovac (Municipality, Brod-Posavina County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Oriovac - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009


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Presentation of Oriovac

Oriovac is located about 20 km west of Slavonski Brod along the Zagreb-Brod highway. Population is just under 7,000 with about 2,000 living in the place of the same name.
The nearby marshes have been transformed into fish ponds long ago. Today, Oriovac is most famous by the Oriolik company, producing furniture and polyurethane products.

Željko Heimer, 15 January 2006


Flag of Oriovac

The symbols of Oriovac are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi općine Orlovac, adopted on 6 July 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 31 August 1998 in the County official gazetteSlužbeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 8. The use of the symbols is regulated by the companion Decision Odluka o uvjetima i načinu uporabe grba i zastave općine Orlovac, adopted on 6 July 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 31 August 1998 in Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 8.

A Commission to set up the symbols, made of Stjepan Babić, Marijan Pandurić, Mato Tustanić, Stjepan Vladić and Blanda Muhar Matica, was set up by Decision Odluka o imenovanju Komisije za utvrđivanje oblika grba i zastav općine Orlovac, adopted on 31 January 1996 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 15 June 1996 in Službeni vjesnik Županije Brodsko-posavske, No. 6. The Decision was invalidated and a new Commission, made of Antun Pišonić, Vladimir Blekić, Stela Ilić, Jasenka Tomić and Mato Tustanić. was set up by Decision Odluka o imenovanju Komisije za utvrđivanje oblika grba i zastav općine Orlovac, adopted on 6 December 1996 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 28 April 1997 in Službeni vjesnik Županije Brodsko-posavske, No. 2.

The symbols are described in Articles 7 through 10 of the Municipal Statutes Statut općine Oriovac, adopted on 16 November 2001 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 29 July 2009 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 10. This is repeated the Municipal Statutes Statut Općine Oriovac, adopted on 14 January 2009 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 29 January 2009 in Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, No. 10.

The symbols (municipal website) 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 is in proportions 1:2, dark red (bordeaux) with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 24 August 2001


Coat of arms of Oriovac

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Oriovac - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 January 2006

The coat of arms is "Gules a crane argent holding a walnut or".
The crane refers to the marshy regions along river Sava and the walnut may be a reference to the origin of the place name (orah means "walnut" in Croatian) as well as to the furniture industry by which Oriovac is famous. A crane holding a stone is an heraldic image of vigilance (although in classical heraldic depicting it holds a stone); here it refers to the history of Oriovac, where the sentries towards the Ottoman Empire were held for centuries.

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 11 September 2009


Ceremonial flag of Oriovac

[Municipality flag]

Ceremonial flag of Oriovac - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009

The ceremonial flag, not mentioned in the Decision prescribing the symbols, is a gonfalon ending triangularly and with a golden fringe along the bottom, the golden bordered coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality in two arches above and a branch of vine and three stalks of maize ornamenting the arms below.

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 24 August 2011