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Podturen (Medjimurje, Croatia)

Opc'ina Podturen

Last modified: 2005-06-25 by dov gutterman
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by Željko Heimer, 6 June 2005

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Podturen is a community in the Medimurje County with some 4,500 inhabitants, about 1,700 in the town of the same name, its center. It is some 15 km north-east of Cakovec, approximately at the point where borders of three states (HR, SI, HU) meet.
The symbols were adopted on 18 December 2004 (It was actually adopted a document named "Zakljucak o odabiru likovnog rješenja zastave i grba Opcine Podturen" = Conclusion on selection of the design of the flag and the coat of arms of the Community of Podturen) by the Community Assembly, after a public concourse issed among other flaces at : <forum.opcina-podturen.h>.
Source: Službene stranice Opcine Podturen, <>. Article from the gazette: <>. Entire gazette with images: <>.
The design had yet to be confirmed by the Ministry of Administration. The "hot news" near the article mentioned above (unfortunately undated) explains that the design was declined by the Ministry since the change of mill wheels is already present on "600 coats of arms of the local selfgoverment units". (Well, I don't know which 600 they counted, obviously not only in Croatia, but whever...), so, we should expect an other design herefrom, soon...
The coat of arms of Podturen is: vert a mill wheel or and in the base wavy azure two barrulets wavy argent.
The flag is blue with the yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle.
The author of the design is Danijel Hampamer. The second awarded design was made by Miljenko Hajdarovic and it is much more "heraldic": gules a heron rising sable. Have a look at the ceremonial flag at his site at <>.
Željko Heimer, 6 June 2005

Coat of Arms

by Željko Heimer, 6 June 2005