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Kalesija (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 and Željko Heimer, 19 June 2011

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Flag of Kalesija

The flag of Kalesija (municipal website, photos no longer online) is white with the coat of arms in the middle.

Aleksandar Nemet, 17 June 2009

Tomislav Šipek, 1 July 2024

Coat of arms of Kalesija

[Municipal arms] image by Željko Heimer, 19 June 2011

The coat of arms of Kalesija is prescribed by Decision Odluka o usvajanju grba Općine (Kalesija) (text), adopted on 14 October 1995 by the Municipal Assembly.

The coat of arms is a shield, outlined in black, divided into three fields, top green containing the date "1151" between a fleur-de-lis and crescent or and sabre and a saz-šargija (music instrument), the central light blue with the white depction of the Atik Mosque minaret issuing from a white fimbriated dark blue wavy line and the base of green with golden ribbon inscribed with the name of the municipality in black.
The coat of arms is described in the Decision: however, the color of the central field is described as "either light blue or white, while the minaret in it is described as brown, even though it is apparently shown white in all versions in use. Moreover, the blue and white versions of the arms seem to be in use somewhat concurrently. The description calls for two blue wavy lines at the bottom of the central field, while the drawings in use show a single blue line fimbriated white.
The year "1151" and its inclusion in the coat of arms is a mystery. The wavy line represents river Sreča on which Kalesia is situated. The Atik Mosque, built in the 16th century, is situated in the village of Tojšići (Wikipedia).

Željko Heimer, 19 June 2011