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Šentjur (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of S<entjur]

Flag of Šentjur - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 October 2002


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Presentation of Šentjur

Šentjur (18,483 inhabitants) had municipality status before the 1990s.
The name of the municipality was shortened from Šentjur pri Celju to Šentjur in 2011, as prescribed in the amended Municipal Statutes Spremembe in dopolnitve Statuta Obćine Šentjur pri Celju (text), adopted on 28 February 2011 and published on 11 March 2011 in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 17, soon replaced by the consolidated Statutes Statut Obćine Šentjur (text), adopted on 21 April 2011 and published on 20 May 2011 in Uradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 37.

Željko Heimer, 9 November 2012


Flag of Šentjur

The flag is based on the colours from the coat of arms, quartered in red-white-white-green. The coat of arms is placed in the middle, with its width equal to half of the hoist. The flag is shown only as vertical.

It is hardly doubtful that Šentjur used the same coat of arms, and probably also the flag before the 1990s, but the first official document I have found is "Graphical layout of the coat of arms and the flag of the town of Šentjur" (Graficna podoba grba in zastave mesta Šentjur), adopted on 16 October 1991 and published on 8 November 1991 in Uradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 23. It was published after Šenčur was granted the status of a town (according to the pre-1995, old Yugoslav administrative division terminology). Soon afterwards, this was also included in the Municipal Statutes Statut občine Šentjur pri Celju, adopted on 13 November 1991and published on 29 November 1991 in Uradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 27, with effect on 6 December 1991. This is repeated in the Municipal Statutes Statut občine Šentjur pri Celju adopted on 19 April 1999 and published inUradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 40. The amended Municipal Statutes Spremembe in dopolnitve Statuta Obćine Šentjur pri Celju (text), adopted on 28 February 2011 and published on 11 March 2011 in Uradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 17, soon replaced by the consolidated Statutes Statut Obćine Šentjur (text), adopted on 21 April 2011 and published on 20 May 2011 in Uradni list Republike Slovenije, No. 37, do not change anything regarding the flag and the arms.

Banderas municipales de Eslovenia [drn96i], published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996), shows this flag wrongly. Even if we ignore the shape of the coat of arms, and the fact that the flag shown there is horizontal variant, what is said there is that the flag is quartered red and white, which is certainly wrong. The lower right quarter should be green, of course. Since the source there is given the same one as above (Graphical layout), the error is probably caused by translation, and is not indicator of some presumable earlier practice of "only" red and white flag.

Željko Heimer, 11 October 2002


Coat of arms of Šentjur

[Coat of arms of Sentjur pri Celju]

Coat of arms of Šentjur pri Celju - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 March 2000

The coat of arms is red with St. George portrayed as a knight in golden armour riding a silver prancing horse and holding a lance piercing a green dragon beneath.
The official description of the colours name them as cinnabar red (otherwise also known as vermilion), chromic oxide green and cadmium yellow - golden.
According to Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05], the coat of arms is based on the seal granted on 24 September 1539 with market right to Šentjur by the Bishop of Krško.

Željko Heimer, 11 June 2006


Local community of Dramlje

[Flag of Dramlje]

Flag of Dramlje - Image by Pascal Gross, 22 February 2009

The flag and arms of Dramlje were adopted on 21 May 2008 and officially unveiled on 14 June 2008.
The flag of Dramlje is blue with two yellow vertical stripes flanking the yellow bunch of grapes taken from the coat of arms.

Pascal Gross & Ivan Sache, 22 February 2009