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Dobrova-Polhov Gradec (Municipality, Slovenia)

Last modified: 2006-05-06 by ivan sache
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Municipal flag of by Dobrova-Polhov Gradec, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 24 December 2001

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Presentation of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec

The municipality of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec seceded from the former municipality of Vič-Rudnik, which was one of the municipalities forming the city of Ljubljana until 1995. It took the name of Dobrova-Horjul-Polhov Gradec until the formation of the municipality of Horjul in 1998.

The name Dobrova is probably related to the old Slavic word dob meaning oak, as shown on the coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Municipal flag of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec

According to Stanič [stj05], the symbols of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec were adopted on 24 March 1999.

The symbols were designed by Valt Jurečič of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.

The flag is rectangular, in proportion 2:5, vertically divided into a yellow square field at hoist and a green rectangular field at fly. In the hoist square are placed the attributes from the coat of arms, the twig and flower.

The colour specifications are given by Stanič as:

  • Light yellow: Pantone 109
  • Golden yellow: Pantone 1225
  • Green: Pantone 355
  • Blue: Pantone 300
  • Red: Pantone 185
  • Black: Pantone Black

Željko Heimer, 6 January 2006

Coat of arms of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec

[Coat of arms of Dobrova]by Željko Heimer

The coat of arms of Dobrova-Polhov Gradec is:

Or bordered along flanks azure issuant from base an oak twig sable with two acorns gules slipped and cupped of the third and two leaves vert and in chief a quatrefoil argent barbed vert and seeded of the first.

The blue flanks are 1/15 of the width of the entire coat of arms.
Two different shades of green are used for the leaves and barbs (100% Pantone 355cv and 80% Pantone 355cv, respectively).

Valt explains that the village of Dobrova wanted to show the oak in the municipal coat of arms, which was achieved with two leaves and two red acorns. The other part of the municipality, Polhov Gradec is represented with a flower that was discovered there in the middle of the XVIIIth century. The name of this flower is blagajev volčin or blagajana in Slovene and Daphne blagayana in botanical Latin. For the use on the coat of arms the representation of the flower was simplified.

Another request from the Mayor was that the two streams of the community would be represented on the coat of arms too, which was achieved with the blue border of the shield.

Željko Heimer, 6 January 2006