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Klana (Municipality, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Klana - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 March 2013


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Presentation of Klana

The municipality of Klana (1,931 inhabitants in 2001, 1,176 in the town of Klana; 9,400 ha) is located some 15 km north of Rijeka, towards the Slovenian border.

Željko Heimer, 23 March 2005


Flag of Klana

The symbols of Klana are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Opčine Klana (text), adopted on 27 September 2009 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 20 August 2009 in the County official gazette Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, No. 33.
The images shown on this page were drawn after documents kindly communicated by the municipal administration.

The flag id described in Article 6 of the Statutes, as follows:

The flag of the Municipality of Klana is green while the centre of the flag (at the crossing point of the diagonals) is adorned with the coat of arms of the Municipality of Klana edged with a golden-yellow border.
The ratio of width to length is 1:2.

Green symbolizes the woods of the Klana region.

Željko Heimer, 20 March 2013


Coat of arms of Klana

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Klana - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 March 2013

The coat of arms of Klana, "Azure an acnchor argent", is described in Article 5 of the Statutes, as follows:

The coat of arms of the Municipality of Klana is composed of a rectangular shield with a blue field on which there is a silver-white anchor.

Željko Heimer, 20 March 2013


Ceremonial flag of Klana

[Municipality flag]

Ceremonial flag of Klana - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 March 2013

The ceremonial flag of Klana, which is prescribed in Article 4 of the Statutes but not described, is a dark green gonfalon ending triangularly, edged yellow with a fringe along the bottom, charged with the coat of arms in the centre, the name of the municipality in two arches above and branches of oak and fir below.

Željko Heimer, 20 March 2013


Rejected symbols of Klana

[Rejected flag]       [Former coat of arms]

Rejected flag and arms of Klana - Images by Željko Heimer, 23 March 2005

Novi list, 23 March 2005, relates the process of adoption of the coat of arms and flag of Klana.
The Municipal assembly adopted at first a historical coat of arms that is preserved in the State Archives as a seal from the 19th century. The seal shows a shield with an anchor, crowned and supported by a lion and a griffin. The design was adopted in 1996 but in 1997 the Ministry of Administration refused to approve it, as elements around the shield are not allowed, and suggested a shield with an anchor only.
However, the inhabitants of Klana are not satisfied with that emblem since they live in highlands, away from the sea, and do not identify themselves with an anchor. In the last session of the Municipality Assembly, a new design was adopted in which the anchor was combined in top with a helberd. The Municipality hoped that the Commission for approval of the symbols of the Central Office for the State Administration would approve that design. They also decided that if the Commission did not approve it [which happened], they should go back to the previous suggestion to adopt a blue shield with a silver anchor only [which they eventually did]. In any case, they agreed for the flag to be green with the coat of arms in the middle.
The Municipality Assembly explained that the town of Klana is known to have had organized night watch (sentry) for centuries. The officers of this service were carrying a kind of helberd locally called rankun.

Željko Heimer & Robert Grubiša, 23 March 2005