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Čitluk (Municipality, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Last modified: 2024-07-06 by rob raeside
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[Town flag]  [Town flag] images by Željko Heimer, 16 May 2004 and Tomislav Šipek, 4 July 2024

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Presentation of Čitluk

Čitluk is located just south of Mostar. The site of the Marian pilgrimage of Međugorje is situated in the south of the municipal territory.

Željko Heimer, 16 May 2004

Flag of Čitluk

The flag of Čitluk (municipal website) is in proportions 1:2, yellow with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 16 May 2004

The municipality uses both a horizontal and a vertical flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 4 July 2024

Coat of arms of Čitluk

[Town arms] image by Željko Heimer, 16 May 2004

The coat of arms (municipal website) is in a 14th century gothic shield shape, "Per fess azure a calvary cross argent between two branches of madder vert and gules two bars argent".
The calvary cross such as shown in the coat of arms is erected on a mountain near Međugorje. The madder plant (Rubia tinctorum), called in Croatian broc, recalls the ancient name of Čitluk, which is today preserved as the name of the Brotnjo plateau on which the municipality is situated. Madder growing abundantly there was an important medieval textile dye. The red and white stripes are reminiscent to the Croatian arms, "Checky gules and argent".

Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 16 May 2004