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At independence in 1991, Slovenia retained the administrative subdivision with 65 communities (občina) until 1st January 1995, when a new division was made with 145 municipalities (as it was common to name them now in English, but still called občina in Slovenian). In 1998 the number of municipalities was further increased to 181, and at the same time 11 of them were given the status of civic municipality (mestna občina). In 2002, the new municipality of Šmartno pri Litiji was formed.
The website of the Statistical Office of Republic of Slovenia shows a map with the 194 municipalities. The 12 statistical regions (Statistična regija) shown on the map have no administrative meaning and therefore no flags, though at least some of them may match historical regions.
Željko Heimer, 23 October 2002
The most common way of displaying the municipal flags in Slovenia is a vertical hoisting in front of the municipal building. This building is often equipped with three flag poles, an echo of the Socialst period when three flags were being hoisted: from viewer's left to right, the national flag of Yugoslavia, the flag of the People's, then Socialist, Republic of Slovenia and the flag of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia. The three poles are most often use today for hoisting the Slovene national flag on the central pole and two municipal flags on the two lateral poles.
Željko Heimer, 15 October 2002
In 1993, 58 coats of arms that were "adopted" to be used on car license plates, some of them being later changed. The plates are produced by company KIG in Ig. Basically these are those municipalities that have a Administrative Unit, i.e., an office authorized by the Ministry of Interior that deals with the juridical matters of state (identity cards, passports, habitat registration, car licenses, driving licenses etc.). Therefore the coats of arms (emblems) on license plates are actually symbols of the administrative units and neither of the municipalities nor the towns.
Each municipality has the right to use its own symbol (that could also be a coat of arms). Those municipalities that have in their capital city also a seat of Administraitve Unit and that have changed their original "coat of arms" of 1993, also gained a new coat of arms on their licence plates (for example, Domžale).
Many small municipalities, which do not have an Administrative Unit located on their territory, should use the emblem ("coat of arms") of the municipality that hosts the Administrative Unit responsible for them. For instance, there is a whole set of small municipalities surrounding Ljubljana that have the coat of arms of Ljubljana on their license plates (for example, Brezovica, Ig, Škofljica, Medvode and Dol).
Valt Jurečič (Heraldika d.o.o.), 15 December 2001 (translation by Željko Heimer)
Each municipality is presented with its symbols on a separate page of our website. In this list, municipalities with an official bilingual status are listed under their two names starting with the names in Slovene (Slovene name / Italian or Hungarian name). The civic municipalities are marked in bold.
A | B | C | Č | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | Š | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ž |
| Ajdovščina |
| Beltinci | Benedikt | Bistrica ob Sotli | Bled | Bloke | Bohinj | Borovnica | Bovec | Braslovče | Brda | Brežice | Brezovica |
| Cankova | Celje | Cerklje na Gorenjskem | Cerknica | Cerkno | Cerkvenjak |
| Črenšovci | Črna na Koroškem | Črnomelj |
| Destrnik | Divača | Dobje | Dobrepolje | Dobrna | Dobrova-Polhov Gradec | Dobrovnik / Dobronak | Dolenjske Toplice | Dol pri Ljubljani | Domžale | Dornava | Dravograd | Duplek |
| Gorenja vas-Poljane | Gorišnica | Gornja Radgona | Gornji Grad | Gornji Petrovci | Grad | Grosuplje |
| Hajdina | Hoče-Slivnica | Hodoš / Hodos | Horjul | Hrastnik | Hrpelje-Kozina |
| Idrija | Ig | Ilirska Bistrica | Ivančna Gorica | Izola / Isola |
| Jesenice | Jezersko | Juršinci |
| Kamnik | Kanal ob Soči | Kidričevo | Kobarid | Kobilje | Kočevje | Komen | Komenda | Koper / Capodistria | Kostel | Kozje | Kranj | Kranjska Gora | Križevci | Krško | Kungota | Kuzma |
| Laško | Lenart | Lendava / Lendva | Litija | Ljubljana | Ljubno | Ljutomer | Logatec | Loška dolina | Loški Potok | Lovrenc na Pohorju | Luče | Lukovica |
| Majšperk | Maribor | Markovci | Medvode | Mengeš | Metlika | Mežica | Miklavž na Dravskem polju | Miren-Kostanjevica | Mirna Peč | Mislinja | Moravče | Moravske Toplice | Mozirje | Murska Sobota | Muta |
| Naklo | Nazarje | Nova Gorica | Novo Mesto (Novo mesto) |
| Odranci | Oplotnica | Ormož | Osilnica |
| Pesnica | Piran / Pirano | Pivka | Podčetrtek | Podlehnik | Podvelka | Polzela | Postojna | Prebold | Preddvor | Prevalje | Ptuj | Puconci |
| Rače-Fram | Radeče | Radenci | Radlje ob Dravi | Radovljica | Ravne na Koroškem | Razkrižje | Ribnica | Ribnica na Pohorju | Rogaška Slatina | Rogašovci | Rogatec | Ruše |
| Selnica ob Dravi | Semič | Sevnica | Sežana | Slovenj Gradec | Slovenska Bistrica | Slovenske Konjice | Sodražica | Solčava | Starše | Sveta Ana | Sveti Andraž v Slovenskih goricah | Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici |
| Šalovci | Šempeter-Vrtojba | Šenčur | Šentilj | Šentjernej | Šentjur pri Celju | Škocjan | Škofja Loka | Škofljica | Šmarje pri Jelšah | Šmartno ob Paki | Šmartno pri Litiji | Šoštanj | Štore |
| Tabor | Tišina | Tolmin | Trbovlje | Trebnje | Trnovska vas | Trzin | Tržič | Turnišče |
| Velenje | Velika Polana | Velike Lašče | Veržej | Videm | Vipava | Vitanje | Vodice | Vojnik | Vransko | Vrhnika | Vuzenica |
| Zagorje ob Savi | Zavrč | Zreče |
| Žalec | Železniki | Žetale | Žiri | Žirovnica | Žužemberk |
A local community (Krajevna skupnost) is a part of a municipality. Here is the list of those communities for which information of the symbols is available.
Recently, the Dolenjska region was replaced by the new region of Jugovzhodna Slovenija, which also includes a few municipalities formerly part of the Osrednjeslovenska region (Kočevje, Kostel, Loč Potok, Osilnica, Ribnica, Sodražica), and Škocjan, formerly part of the Spodnjeposavska region.