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Makarska (Town, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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[Town flag]

Flag of Makarska - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 November 2013


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Flag of Makarska

The symbols of Makarska, adopted on 12 August 1993, are described in the current Town Statutes Statut Grada Makarske, adopted on 4 August 2009 by the Town Assembly, and published in the Town official gazette Glasnik Grada Makarske, No. 8. This repeats the 2002 and 2007 Statutes, and, probably, some earlier Statutes.

The symbols were designed by Ljubo Urlić, an architect from Makarska.

The flag (municipal website) is in proportions 1:2, blue, and further described in Article 8 of the Statutes as follows: "On its front side, closer to the hoist, is set the coat of arms of Makarska. The coat of arms is divided from the blue field with a thin silver line.
Literally, the coat of arms is to be set only on the obverse of the flag and not on the reverse. I guess that this detail is mainly ignored in practice.

Željko Heimer, 22 November 2013


Coat of arms of Makarska

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Makarska - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 November 2013

The coat of arms (municipal website) is "Gules a hand argent issuant from dexter holding a sabre and in sinister chief a mullet of the same". It is described in Article 7 of the Statutes in a rather longish fashion with a lots of repetition and explaining of its rather obvious symbolic
It is the modernization of the coat of arms shown in the Fojnica Armorial (16th century) and preserved in a stone carving on the Venetian fountain (17th century) in the middle of the town.

Željko Heimer, 22 November 2013


Table flag of Makarska

[Town table flag]

Table flag of Makarska - Image by Željko Heimer, 23 November 2013

The vertical table flag, not described in the Statutes, contains the name of the town in its lower part.

Željko Heimer, 10 January 2011


Sailing Club "Bura"( Jedriličarski klub "Bura")

[Bura flag]

Burgee of Sailing Club "Bura" - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 June 2001

"Bura" is the Croatian name of the north-eastern wind blowing from the coast towards sea in wintertime, very strong and feared by sailors.
The burgee of the club (website) is a triangular light blue burgee with a yellow arrowhead and the coat of arms of Makarska at hoist. The coat of arms is represented after the one preserved in a stone carving on a square in Makarska, here in blue and yellow.

Željko Heimer, 12 March 2001