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Domžale (Municipality, Slovenia)

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Municipal flag of Domžale, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

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Presentation of Domžale

The economical boom of Domžale started in the middle of the 19th century with the production of strawware. Panama hats were typical. Therefore it was deemed appropriate to show a wreath of straw on the coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Municipal flag of Domžale

The coat of arms and flag of Domžale were adopted on 24 October 1996 by Decisions Skiep o sprejemu predloga Odloka o grbu in zastavi občine Domžale v prvi obravnavi, 13/1996, and Odlok o grbu in zastavi občine Domûale ((text)", 14/1996, published in the local official gazette Uradni vestnik Občine Domžale.
This Decision superseded a previous Decision, Odlok o grbu in zastavi občine Domûale, published in the local official gazette Uradni vestnik Občine Domžale, 7/1980.

The new municipal statutes, Statut Obcine Domžale, published in Uradni vestnik Občine Domžale, 7/1999, summarize these Decisions in Article 7, as follows:

Article 7.
The Municipality of Domžale shall have a coat of arms, a flag and a municipal Day.
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Domžale shall be made of three interwoven corn ears on a blue field.
The flag of the Municipality of Domžale shall be blue (colour HKS 44K) with yellow (colour HKS 5K) interwoven corn ears.

What is not clear from this description is that the flag has a vertical yellow line dividing the flag field, making a square part at hoist that contains the attribute from the coat of arms.

The symbols were specified by Valt Jurečič of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.
The municipal website credits the symbols' authorship to Boštjan Debelak, an architect from Ljubljana, awardee of the first prize in the Domžale symbols' public contest organized in 1996.

Željko Heimer, 25 June 2010

Coat of arms of Domžale

[Coat of arms of Domzale]

Municipal coat of arms of Domžale - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

The municipality of Domžale adopted its first emblem in 1980, but abandoned it afterwards, and then successively considered another four emblems (most probably by some commissions, but never formally adopted). All of them were eventually dropped, and the municipality appointed Valt to design a sixth coat of arms, which was adopted unanimuously by the 19 delegates of the Assembly. In practice, until 1996, Domžale used the coat of arms of Ljubljana.
The two shades of yellow used in the artistical representation of the coat of arms are artistical license, usual in heraldry, but not blazoned.

Željko Heimer, 25 June 2010

Emblem of Domžale, 1980-1996

[Former emblem of Domzale]

Former emblem of Domžale - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 September 2004

Zalokar [zal90] shows one of the earlier emblems of Domžale, probably the one adopted in 1980.
The emblem pictures a mountaineer and a circular track mark in the colours of the Slovenian tricolour. The traditional strawware manufacture is recalled by interwoven worker's hammers. While typically Socialist, this elements were certainly used as a source for the current coat of arms.
The shape of the lower-case letter 'd' is also included, as well as the full name of the municipality.

Željko Heimer, 25 June 2010

Cicidom kindergarten

[Flag of Cicidom]

Flag of Cicidom kindergarten - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 8 October 2010

The website of the Cicidom kindergarten shows the school flag. The page is vehement that the whole thing was solely the kids' idea.
The page gives the meaning of the flag, also apparently all the kids': the house is the Cicidom kindergarten, next to the Kamnička Bistrica stream and below mountains. The building's exterior is decorated with butterflies, hence the ones here. The upper part of the flag is green for nature, the lower part is brown for work. As for the field, yellow for happiness, red for love.

Eugene Ipavec, 8 October 2010