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Municipal flag of Ohrid - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 February 2002
Ohrid (52,732 inhabitants) is a city located on the lake of Ohrid (367 sq. km), which is shared with Albania (and called in Albania Lake of Pogradec). Ohrid is one of the main historical centers of Orthodox religion and Slavic cultures, and has several Byzantine church and monasteries, inside the city of Ohrid and in neighbouring village of Sveti Naum. Sts. Cyrille and Methode founded in Ohrid the first Slavic University.
Ivan Sache, 18 February 2002
The municipal flag of Ohrid is vertical, in proportion 5:3, blue with the municipal emblem in the middle.
The emblem is a yellow circle, in which is placed a blue diamond outlined in yellow and connected to the circle by two vertical yellow stripes. Inside the diamond is placed the municipal shield. The basis of the shield shows a ship on water, most probably the lake of Ohrid.
Ohrid was as a whole proclaimed a monument of world cultural heritage by UNESCO. The ring with diamond surrounding the emblem is the UNESCO emblem of this heritage. I believe that the designer of the shield without the writing was the late Pero Cimbur, a designer from Zagreb. Along the chief is probably inscribed in Cyrillic letters the name of the city.
Source: Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website (page no longer online)
Ivan Sache & Željko Heimer, 18 February 2002