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Mace (Krapina-Zagorje, Croatia)

Opc'ina Mace

Last modified: 2005-04-16 by dov gutterman
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by Željko Heimer, 7 April 2005

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Mace (Mac<e) is a community in the Krapina-Zagorje County some 15 km south-east of Krapina. Population 2,900, only some 700 in the village of the same name.   The Coat of Arms info is from Brako Balaško via Tomislav Šipek. It may also be seen in not much useful form at <>. The coat of arms of Mace is Azure a mount vert issuant from base pierced with a sword argent hilted or in bend with water pouring from the spot.   I very much doubt that there is any connection of the place name with the Croatian word for sword "mac" that sounds quite similar, but it may very well be that the sword was chosen to cant it anyway. The region with numerous low tame hills surely gave rise to the use of the mount in the Coat of Arms, but I suspect that there may be some other interesting legend behind the symbolic. The spring water refers probably to Sutinske Toplice, a termal spa in the vicinity.   At the moment I have no info on the flag.
Željko Heimer, 6 February 2005

Tomislav Šipek reported that he observed the flag of Mace when visting the place a few days ago.   The flag is blue with the golden bordered coat of arms in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 7 April 2005

Coat of Arms

by Željko Heimer, 6 February 2005