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Gola (Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Croatia)

Last modified: 2003-06-07 by dov gutterman
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by Zeljko Heimer, 22 May 2003

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The official gazette of Koprivnica and Križevci County is available on line at <>. In the on-line numbers one can find descriptions of CoAs and flags of communities, mainly in their statutes adopted in 2001 (after some non-flag related administrative changes requiering adoption of new statutes). So, these statutes do not introduce the symbols. Further on, not all new statutes describe the symbols. Some only mention that there is some other decision regarding the CoA and flag (sometimes quoting the titile, sometimes not), and sometimes there is provision that such decisions shall be made.
One of them is Statut Opcine Gola, 25. rujna 2001. Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, br. 10/01, god. IX, Koprivnica, 28. rujna 2001.
The coat of arms is: Vert within border or an oak leave argent in bend. The oak leave is said to represent the terittory of the community between Drava and state border towards Hungary, Gola being one of the rare places where Croatia speads on the other side of Drava on the whole its way between Medimure and Baranja. Green field and golden border stand for oak woods, pastures and corn fields of the region.
The flag is green with the coat of arms in the middle.
Zeljko Heimer, 21 Febuary 2003

The oak leave is described to be "slightly slanted", but this slightly is very literal, and I would never choose to describe it like that.
Ministry of Administration approved the design on 18 January 1996. The designer of this coa and flag is Mladen Vecenaj, famous painter from Gola - otherwise most well known for his nadve paintings, but he is also active in political life in Gola, and was member of community council at the time (and probably still is).
Source: [ern03]
Zeljko Heimer, 22 May 2003

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 22 May 2003