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Topola (Municipality, Serbia)

Last modified: 2006-08-19 by ivan sache
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Flag of Topola - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 6 June 1999

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Flag of Topola

The flag of the municipality of Topola was designed after the banners of the dukes involved in the First Serbian Uprising. The two baroque-style frames contain:

  • the alledged coat of arms of Tribalia: a boar with an arrow in the head;
  • the well-known white cross with the four ocila from the Serbian arms.

Ivan Sarajčić, 6 June 1999

The First Serbian Uprising took place in 1804-1813. Topola is the place where Karađorđe lived and from where he led the uprising. Karađorđe's mausoleum is in Topola (St. George's Church, Oplenac). The national archives of Serbia and Montenegro have a picture of the procession taking the earthly remains of Duke Karađorđe from the church in Topola, transferring them to the Oplenac Mount dynasty crypt, on 8 September 1930.
The choice of the flag of Karađorđe's troops is, therefore, appropriate for the municipality.

Željko Heimer, 5 December 2004