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Flag of Puconci - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 January 1999
The symbols of Puconci are prescribed by Decision Odlok o uporabi grba in zastave Občine Puconci, adopted on 16 February 1998, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, nr. 22, 20 March 1998, pp. 1475-7.
The flag is defined in Article 9, as follows:
The flag of the Municipality of Puconci is of yellow green color. Each color takes a half of the flag lenghtwise.
The ratio of the height to length is 1:2. The flag is always hoisted vertically, with the colors ordered, looking from the front, yellow to the left and green to the right side of the flag. On the upper half of the flag is the coat of arms of the Municipality of Puconci, set vertically.
We might easily ignore the lack of precision in the description about ratio (usually we call "height" the vertical length), but it is clear that the flag is higher than wide (vertically hoisted!). But, the problem is this - in the attached drawing it is clearly visible that the two color fields are separated by a thin white fimbriation, approximately of the same width as the white border of the coat of arms.
The symbols of Puconci are said to represent the concept "where the lowlands and the hilly lands shake hands".
Erroneous flag of Puconci, as shown in the official Decision - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 Janaury 1999
The size and exact position of the coat of arms are not defined in the text of the Decision. On the image in the official gazette, the approximate size of the coat of arms (along horizontal axis) is half the flag hoist, and its lower end is set along the imagined horizontal line dividing the flag in half.
Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006
Coat of arms of Puconci - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 January 1999
The coat of arms of Puconci is determined in article 6 as follows:
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Puconci is in shield shape ending in semicircle. The coat of arms is bordered with a white border with black outlines. Vertically in the middle there is in the upper part a corn ear, in the middle hill outlines and the sun, and in the lower part an apple. All those symbols are outlined in black. The coat of arms includes four colors:
- Golden yellow (sky behind corn ear) HKS 4 K
- Orange (sun and corn ear) HKS 8 K
- Green (hills) HKS 57 K
- Red (apple) HKS 15 K.
A good image of the coat of arms is given in the attachment shown in the official gazette.
Željko Heimer, 26 January 1999