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Municipal flag of Gornji Grad, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 2 December 2001
Gornji Grad, is located some 40 km northeast of Ljubljana. The name of the town means "Upper Castle". The municipality was formed in 1995, seceding from Mozirje.
Željko Heimer, 2 December 2001
The flag and arms of Gornji Grad are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu, zastavi, občinskem prazniku in priznanjih občine Gornji Grad (text), adopted on 7 April 1998 and published in the local gazette Uradno glasilo občin Mozirje, Nazarje, Gornji Grad, Ljubno in Luče. This Decision superseded Odlok o grbu, zastavi, pečatu in prazniku občine Gornji Grad, adopted on 14 July 1995 and never published in any official gazette.
The symbols were designed by Valt Jurečič of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.
The flag is yellow with a square red field in the middle containing the stars from the coat of arms. The smaller stars shall be exactly four times smaller than the big one.
The colour specifications as:
- Yellow: CMYK 0-20-100-0 / Intercolor 87 Y100-M10;
- Red: CMYK 0-90-100-0 / Intercolor 87 Y100-M90.
Željko Heimer, 25 June 2010
Coat of arms of Gornji Grad - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002
The coat of arms of Gornji Grad is "Gules, a mullet or surrounded with six smaller mullets of the same".
According to Valt, the small market town of Gornji Grad was granted a coat of arms by his feudal lord, a Bishop of Ljubljana named Tavčar, in the 18th century. A legend says he took a golden six-pointed star from his own arms and placed it in the middle of a red shield. Since Ljubno uses a similar coat of arms ("Azure, an eight-pointed star or"), for better differentiation another six stars were added to the design. As the historical coat of arms was not officially granted (that is with a document), it was considered only as a traditional coat of arms.
Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002