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Kraljevica (The Coast - Gorski Kotar County, Croatia)

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Last modified: 2003-09-06 by dov gutterman
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by Zeljko Heimer

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City of Kraljevica, Primorsko-goranska zupanija, Croatia - The city of Kraljevica is located at the south edge of Bakar bay is easter part of Kvarner, near the point where the island of Krk is closest to the coast. The city is located at a very good natural harbor point. It is populated in 15th century, and at first named Portorium, meaning the "customs place", latter corrupted to "Porto Re" - royal port, or in Croatian version which is in use since early
17th century - Kraljevica. The roads from inland reach the coast at this point, and in middle 18th centry a military shipyard was build here. In the 1993 reform Kraljevica lost status of a city (bacame community), but it was regained in 1997.
The coat of arms of Kraljevica is already mentioned in pre-WWI sources, so it must have been granted by Austrian emperors. It was recently (re)adopted, together with the accompanying flag. The coat of arms in canting, refering to the Italian name of the city: Azure, an Anchor Or ensigned by a Crown.
The flag is blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the middle, ratio is 1:2.
1. <> - showing the drawing of the ceremonial flag (must see)
2. e-mail from techers of Kraljevica school, image of the CoA from their archive
Zeljko Heimer, 29 November 1999

The newest source [osg02], confirms the images that I posted previously.
Zeljko Heimer, 24 June 2003

The decision was published as amended decision in 1998: Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Kraljevice (procišceni tekst), 28.08.1998, Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, br. 18/98, 11. rujna 1998.
The crown is described in the decision in some more details - as a crown with three cinquefoil leaves and two trefoil inter-leaves. The height of the coat of arms in the flag is prescribed to be 2/3 of the flag hoist, with yellow border around it.
The Ceremonial Flag is not mentioned at all, though it is most certainly used and is shown on the city web site.
The final article of the decision reffers to the previous deciaion (unpublished in the official gazette), the ministry approval, and the ministry suggestions that we followed in amending the decision: Odluka o grbu i zastavi, 04.11.1997. Rješenje Ministarstva uprave RH, kl. UP/I-017-02-98-01/21, ur. br. 515-04-03/1-98-2 Mišljenje Ministarstva uprave RH o izmjenama i dopunama Odluke, 27.07.1998.
Zeljko Heimer, 17 August 2003

The Ceremonial Flag

by Zeljko Heimer

The ceremonial flag, as usual in coastal region of Croatia, is vertical gonfanon-type flag with three rectangular tails, blue, ornamented with golden embroidery, with the coat of arms in the middle and name of the city in arc above it. (The part with name is missing from my source, so that part is reconstructed, based on customs in other such flags.) The wreath around the coat of arms is two fig branches.
Zeljko Heimer, 29 November 1999

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer