Last modified: 2006-09-14 by ivan sache
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Flag of Preddvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 May 2006
The flag and arms of Preddvor are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Preddvor, adopted on 15 July 2004 and published in the official local gazette Uradno glasilo občine Preddvor.
The flag is in ratio 1:2, horizontally divided white-blue-white. It is not explicitely stated in the Decision whether the flag shallb be used horizontally or vertically; however, I have no doubts that it is indeed used both horizontally and vertically.
The colours officially prescribed for the symbols are white, black and blue Pantone Process Blue.
The symbols were designed by the academic painter Marko Tušek.
Željko Heimer, 4 June 2006
Coat of arms of Preddvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 May 2006
The coat of arms of Preddvor is:
Per fess argent a bar azure in chief two keys sable in saltire and in base an alpine chough volant sable and chequy azure and argent 4 x 3.
The alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus, in Slovene planinska kavka) is a bird of the crow family living in the peaks of high mountains. The keys are attributes of St. Peter, the patron saint of the local parish. The white and blue checky pattern was already present in the former arms of Preddvor.
According to a letter received from the municipal administration of Preddvor, the former coat of arms was suppressed because "[it] was not in accordance with the heraldic customs, it was overly complicated and there was a tendency to simplify it."
There is a coat of arms with an ornament above the shield, used only for ceremonial purposes by the Mayor.
Željko Heimer, 4 June 2006
The representation of the alpine chough lacks the specific feature of
genus Pyrrhocorax, the red feet (which cannot be represented on a
flying bird!), and of the species P. graculus, the yellow beak (which
could have been represented on the flying bird but would probably have
been little visible on the white background).
The alpine chough nests in the cracks and holes of high-elevation cliffs but spends most of the day in the valleys, where food is available; the bird is particularly common in winter near the houses of ski resorts. Its relative P. pyrrhocorax (differring by its a red beak, called in French crave) has the same behaviour. These birds glide in groups and are very efficient in summer too for cleaning the picnic places on the top of the mountains. People are often scared by these thick bands of noisy "crows" turning and turning even closer to their heads; in fact, the birds are just waiting for lunch and are not particulary agressive against human beings.
Ivan Sache, 12 June 2006
Former flag of Preddvor, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006
The flag and arms of Preddvor prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Preddvor, adopted on 20 November 1995 and published in the official local gazette Uradno glasilo občine Preddvor, 6/1995 were used until July 2004.
The flag is rectangular, in ratio 1:2, divided white-blue by a rising diagonal, with the coat of arms set in the white stripe.
The official colour specifications are: Blue, Pantone 2945c and Red, Pantone 1797c.
Former coat of arms of Preddvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006
The former coat of arms of Preddvor is:
Quarterly, I. Azure a fess argent, II. Argent a lion rampant gules, III. Argent a bend counter-compony gules and argent, IV. Checky azure and argent.
Stanič [stj05] claims that these arms are based on the historical arms of the noble family of Eck-Brdski and the arms of the Vetrinje monastery.
Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 14 May 2006