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Gračanica (Municipality, Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Last modified: 2024-07-06 by rob raeside
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[Municipal flag]  [Municipal flag] images by Tomislav Šipek, 1 July 2024

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Flag of Gračanica

The flag of Gračanica (photo) is white with the coat of arms, containing the name of the municipality in a yellow panel atop the shield, in the middle.

Aleksandar Nemet, 16 May 2004

[Municipal flag] image by Željko Heimer, 6 January 2005

A flag with text on the shield was previously used.

Photos of the flags:
Tomislav Šipek, 1 July 2024

Coat of arms of Gračanica

[Municipal arms] image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 January 2005

The current coat of arms was adopted in 1998 (Populari database).

Željko Heimer, 17 June 2011

Former coat of arms of Gračanica

[Municipal arms] image by Željko Heimer, 17 June 2011

As reported by Rusimir Djedović (Novi grb Gračanice, Gračanički glasnik, Časopis za kulturnu istoriju Gračanice i njene okoline, No. 1, May 1996) (text), the coat of arms adopted on 29 April 1996 is "azure on a hill in the base vert a fort with a clock tower, embattled walls to sinister and roof in dexter, in the base a crescent decrescent and a mullet argent voided or inscribed '1528' sable, all bordered or in the chief inscribed the municipality name sable".
The designer of thearms is Jasmin Mulabdić, an engineer from Gračanica. The Municipal Assembly introduced minor changes to his original design, including the green color of the base, originally designed as blue.
The golden field within the crescent and star represents the sun. The year inscribed is the first mention of the town in documents.

Djedović also refers to the previous coat of arms, which, "representing that period with the entire design and symbols, was used for several decades". I guess that this refers to a coat of arms of typical Socialist design that was adopted in the 1970s.

Željko Heimer, 17 June 2011