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Pregrada (Krapina-Zagorje, Croatia)

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Last modified: 2005-10-15 by dov gutterman
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Pregrada is a community in the Krapina-Zagorje County. Information thanks to Tomislav Šipek, who proivded me good sources for drawing the Coat of Arms, and who finally located photo of the table flag in Vecernji list, 01.08.2003.
The flag is green with the coat of arms in the middle. The coat of arms is vert two lions rampant regardant and crowned or langued and armed gules holding together in front paws a church argent with two belfries roofed gules and in chief a mullet of eight or and a crescent argent.
Pregrada is some 10 km due west from Krapina with some 7 500 inhabitants, about 1 300 in the town of Pregrada itself. Pregrada is mentioned already in 1334, and two feudal castles in vicinity were held by the Keglevic family. The two lions rampant regardant are from their family arms.
Željko Heimer, 7 September 2003

Pregrada is a city in the Krapina Zagorje County, about 7,500 inhabitants, less then 1,500 in the town of the same name. It is situated some 40 km north-west of Zagreb, some 10 km west of Krapina.
The Coat of Arms is based on the Keglevic' family arms. The Keglevięs were important feudal family in the region. Actually the only similarity with the Keglevic' arms are the two lions rampant, all other elements are unconnected.
Željko Heimer, 15 June 2004

Coat of Arms

image by Željko Heimer, 15 June 2004

Rejected Coat of Arms

image by Željko Heimer, 1 October 2005

I received a photo of the Coat of Arms that was initially adopted by Pregrada but was rejected by the Ministry of Administration. The coat of arms initially adopted included a chequy chief divided to form the shape of hills and overall in cantons a bunch of grapes and antique guns. The design was rejected by the Ministry of Administration. Probably the flag was prescribed also to be green with that Coat of Arms in the middle, but before any harder evidence I would prefer to leave it as a speculation only.
Željko Heimer, 1 October 2005