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Pljevlja (Municipality, Montenegro)


Last modified: 2008-02-23 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Pljevlja]

Flag of Pljevlja - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 29 November 2007

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Presentation of Pljevlja

The municipality of Pljevlja (36,918 inhabitants in 2003; 1,346 sq. km) is located in northern Montenegro, on the borders with Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Quoting the Visit Montenegro website:

In the picturesque valley of the rivers Cehotina and Brznica on the very north of Montenegro is located city of Pljevlja. It got the name after hey circulating from rich monastery estates where the grain was cultivated. Pljevlja is the most beautiful mixture of Islamic and Christian spirit in every sense. The symbol of the city and everlasting tolerance are two cultural historic and architectonic monuments Monastery of Holy Trinity and Husein-Pasa mosque. Monastery of Holy Trinity dates back to 1537. This monastery is far known for its scriptoria. Dozens of books were written there. Husein-Pasa mosque present masterpiece of Oriental architecture. Its founder Husein Pasa Boljević built it in 1569. In the mosque are kept one the most beautiful scripts here.

Ivan Sache, 5 March 2007

Flag of Pljevlja

The municipal statutes of Pljevlaj were amended (Odluko o izmjenama i dopunama Statuta opštine Pljevlja) on 9 July 2007. Article 1 of the amendment says:

The municipal flag shall be red-blue-white, with equal horizontal fields, and with the arms of the municipality in the middle.
The central point of the arms shall be the same as the point in wich the diagonals of the flag meet.
The ratio of length to height of the flag is 3:1.

[Former flag of Pljevlja?]

Former flag of Pljevlja (?) - Image by Ivan Sache, 5 March 2007

Wikipedia, consulted on 5 March 2007, showed the flag of Pljevlja as horizontally divided white-red-green with the municipal coat of arms in the middle, with the following notice:

The flag of Pljevlja is a standard tricolour flag with the city's coat of arms in the center.
The white colour represents justice and liberty,God, and sky.
The red colour represents the Christian believers of Pljevlja, strength and diligence, and all people of Pljevlja.
The green colour represents the Islamic believers of Pljevlja, green fields and forests of Pljevlja, and fertile ground.

The image and text were no longer present on the page, when consulted again on 6 February 2008. THe flag shown earlier was either an old version of the flag superseded by the flag shown on the top of its page or an erroneous report.

Ivan Sarajčić, Ivan Sache & Valentin Poposki, 6 February 2008