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Brda (Municipality, Slovenia)

Last modified: 2006-05-06 by ivan sache
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Municipal flag of Brda, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 1 January 2006

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Municipal flag of Brda

The municipal flag of Brda, as shown on a photography, is divided blue-green with the municipal coat of arms in the middle.

Stanič [stj05] shows only the horizontal version. The coat of arms is there relatively smaller than in the vertical version, its apparent height is half the flag width. It is set so that the rectangle circumscribing it is set in the middle of the flag.

Željko Heimer & Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 January 2005

Coat of arms of Brda

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Coat of arms of Brda - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 January 2006

Stanič [stj05] describes the coat of arms of Brda as in the shape of a French shield. The hills are canting the name of the municipality (brda means hills in Slovene). There is an important wine production there, so the grapes. The tower is not identified as any particular historical tower, but is described only as a medieval tower. The five- towered mural crown is said to represent the number of inhabitants, between five and ten thousands.
The "enriched version of the coat of arms" includes as supporters a local man and woman (Bric and Brika, these are the names for local inhabitants) clead in XIXth century garments. The rhyme is by Alojz Gradnik (1882-1967), nicknamed the poet of the Gorica hills (i.e. Goriš:ka Brda) or the poet of the love and death; also a judge, a politician and a translator.

Željko Heimer, 1 January 2006