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Domžale (Municipality, Slovenia)

Last modified: 2006-05-06 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Domzale]         [Vertical flag of Domzale]

Municipal flag of Domžale, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

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Presentation of Domžale

The economical boom of Domžale started in the middle of the XIXth century with the production of strawware. Panama hats were typical. Therefore it was deemed appropriate to show a wreath of straw on the coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Municipal flag of Domžale

The coat of arms and flag of Domžale were adopted on 24 October 1996 by Decisions Skiep o sprejemu predloga Odloka o grbu in zastavi občine Domžale v prvi obravnavi, 13/1996, and Odlok o grbu in zastavi občine Domûale, 14/1996, published in the local official gazette Uradni vestnik Občine Domžale.

In 1999 new municipal statutes, Statut Obcine Domžale were published in Uradni vestnik Občine Domžale, 7/1999, which included these decisions in article 7, as follows:

Article 7.

The Municipality of Domžale shall have its coat of arms, its flag and its municipal Day.
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Domžale shall be three interwoven corn ears on a blue field.
The flag of the Municipality of Domžale shall be blue (colour HKS 44K) with yellow (colour HKS 5K) interwoven corn ears.

What is not clear from this description is that the flag has a vertical yellow line dividing the flag field, making a square part at hoist that contains the attribute from the coat of arms.

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.

Željko Heimer, 7 January 2006

Coat of arms of Domžale

[Coat of arms of Domzale]

Municipal coat of arms of Domžale - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

The municipality of Domžale adopted its first emblem in 1989/90, but abandoned it afterwards, and then successively adopted another four emblems. All of them were eventually dropped, and the municipality appointed Valt to design a sixth coat of arms, which was adopted unanimuously by the 19 delegates of the Assembly. In practice, until 1996, Domžale used the coat of arms of Ljubljana.

The two shades of yellow used in the artistical representation of the coat of arms are artistical license, usual in heraldry, but not blazoned.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

Emblem of Domžale used in 1989-1990

[Former emblem of Domzale]

Former emblem of Domžale - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 September 2004

Zalokar [zal90] shows one of the earlier emblems of Domžale, probably the one said to have been adopted in 1989-1990.

The emblem pictures a mountaineer and a circular track mark in the colours of the Slovenian tricolour. The traditional strawware manufacture is recalled by interwoven worker's hammers. While typically Socialist, this elements were certainly used as a source for the current coat of arms.
The shape of the lower-case letter 'd' is also included, as well as the full name of the municipality.

Željko Heimer, 7 September 2004