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Kalinovac (Koprivnica-Krizevci, Croatia)

Opc'ina Kalinovac

Last modified: 2005-04-29 by dov gutterman
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by Željko Heimer, 9 April 2005

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I know that the community of Kalinovac adopted a coat of arms for some months, but until now I could not locat any images of it. I located a source: Kalinovecki list, Periodicno glasilo Ocine Kalinovac, br. 2 (rujan), god. I, 2004.  
According the an article in the source the design was made by the Rijeka company Heraldik art after an idea by one Radovan List. The source does not include note on the adoption dtae or document, but it has a report from the community assembly session of 28.07.2004 when it was decided to acquire ideas and solutions for the coat of arms and the flag of the community, already announcing that the prefered design shall be the privet plant. Apparently on the Day of the Community on 18 October 2004 the coat of arms (and flag) was already in use, so it would have been adopted in the mean time.  
The coat of arms is: or a privet bush vert fructed sable issuant from a mount of the second.  
The wild privet (Ligustrum vulgare L.) with its characteristic black berries is canting a community name (Cro. kalina).  
The flag is blue with the coat of arms in the middle bordered white. The ceremonial flag is blue gonfalon ending triagnularly with golden fringe with the golden bordered coat of arms in the middle, the name of the community above and with an oak branch and a sheaf of wheat below it.  
Before the adoption of these symbols the community used unofficially an emblem ("coat of arms") showing St. Luke, a bull and a house with privet rising from it. This emblem was drawn by Ivan Lackovic Croata, reknown naive artist from Kalinovac, and while the emblem is not of heraldic interest, it is among the notable works of the artist.
The community of Kalinovac was established in 1997. Population 1,700 (1,500 in the town of the same name). Situated some 30 km southeast of Koprivnica .
Željko Heimer, 9 April 2005

Genus Ligustrum belongs to the family Oleaceae, along with olive tree (Olea), ash tree (Fraxinus), and several ornemental and odoriferous shrubs, such as forsythia, lilac (Syringa), filaria (Phillyrea), and jasmine (Jasminum). The name Ligustrum was coined by Tournefort. It is the antique name of the privet, but its exact meaning and origin are unknown. The wild privet is Ligustrum vulgare L. Other privet species were introduced in Europe from Japan, e.g., L. ovalifolium Hassk. (1844) and L. Japonicum Thunbg. (1796), and from China (L. lucidum Aiton).
Ivan Sache, 22 April 2005

Ceremonial Flag

by Željko Heimer, 9 April 2005

Coat of Arms

by Željko Heimer, 9 April 2005