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Varazdin (Varazdin County, Croatia)

Grad Varaždin

Last modified: 2004-07-10 by dov gutterman
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by Zeljko Heimer

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The coat of arms of Varazdin is Barry of Eight Gules and Argent overall issuant from base a Tower Argent between a Mullet and a Crescent incerscent both Or was already in use when it was confirmed by king Mathias Corvin in 1464. The traditional flag of five red and white stripes is in use at least since mid-XIX century, and is derived from the barry arms. The modern city of Varazdin probably confirmed those symbols and adopted a decision on their use, but it is unknown. In any case, both the flag and the coat of arms are in everyday use. The city of Varazdin was the capital of Croatia in 1756-1776, afterwards Zagreb takes up the role. Due to its highes development in time of baroque, the city is also known as the baroque city.
Population: 48,800 (Zemljopisni atlas Republike Hrvatske", Školska knjiga, Zagreb 1993).
Author's observation in Varazdin, 1999.
Zeljko Heimer, 12 August 1996 and 18 Febuary 2003

The coat of arms is not used officially any more (though it is used still sometimes, being the same Historical Coat of Arms). The official representation of the coat of arms is taken from the original grant of arms from 1464, granted by King Matias Corvin, as was usual at the time combining together the seal and the coat of arms: Within a green square frame there is a smaller red square with golden-yellow ornaments within which is inscribed circular ribbon inscribed: SIGILLVM MAIVS CIVITATIS WARASDIENSIS. Within the ribbon on partially green and patrially blue ornamented background there is an angel guardant with golden-yellow hair with red wings and clead in brown. The angel holds in his hands semicircular shield with four red and four white bars. In the center of the shield there is a square tower with entrance and windows and four smaller towers at the top and gray-blue tall pointed roof ending with a golden-yellow cross. On the third red bar is on the right a yellow six-pointed star and on the left a yellow crescent
The scan, adapted from Varaždin Web Pages <> (20.11.2002)..
Zeljko Heimer, 7 July 2004

Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer

Historical Coat of Arms

by Zeljko Heimer, 7 July 2004