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Rasinja (Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2003

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Rasinja is a community 10 km west of Koprivnica with about 4600 inhabitants. The CoA and the flag are described in the statutes of 2001 issued in the official gazette (avilable on <>):  Statut Opcine Rasinja, 27. rujna 2001. Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko- križevacke županije, br. 11/01, god. IX, Koprivnica, 5. listopada 2001. They must have been adopted somewhat earlier, say about 1997.
The coat of arms of Rasinja is claimed by the statutes the historical coat of arms of the Community: per fess chief per pale, first in gules chequy gules and argent [sic!], second azure corn ears or, and third gules a mullet or in chief and a crescent argent. The flag is white with the coat of arms in the middle.
Zeljko Heimer, 25 Febuary 2003

The Statutes claim the CoA of Rasinja to be historical one, but I was unable to confirm that previously. However, in [ern03] the historical coat of arms image is shown from some 1930's source ( I guess that it may probably be from coffee stickers collection album by Emilij Laszowski: Grbovi Jugoslavije, Kava - Hag, Zagreb, 1932; probably the most important heraldic source from between the two great wars period).
The errorneous (typo probably) blazon from the Statutes could be now corrected (though the [ern03] following the Statues blazon includes the same error faitfully): per fess and chief per pale, first chequy gules and argent, second azure three garbs or, and third gules a mullet or and a crescent argent.
The flag is white with the coat of arms in the middle. While all other flags shown on Koprivnica exhibition were in size that might well be considered standard for flags used in Croatia outdoors: 1x2 m, the flag of Rasinja displayed there (and obviously so used in Rasinja) is of double the size. Not that anything deep could be concluded from that, but nevertheless it may be interesting to note.
The modern artistic redention of the CoA and the design of the flag is by Arbi d.o.o., a company from Zagreb. (However, the modern artistic design is very faitful remake of the historical pattern.)
The Ministry of Administration approved the design on 18 April 1996 (so [ern03]).
Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2003

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 27 May 2003