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Miren - Kostanjevica (Municipality, Slovenia)

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Municipal flag of Miren - Kostanjevica, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 1 July 2005

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Municipal flag of Miren - Kostanjevica

As shown on the municipal website, the flag of Miren - Kostanjevica is in proportions 1:2, divided yellow-red by an embattled division. The flag is prescribed in horizontal and vertical version.
The red colour symbolizes the traditional local brick industry, whereas the eleven-fold embattled division stands for the 11 villages forming the municipality.

Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] give the colour specifications as:
- Yellow: Pantone 3945c / CMYK 0-0-100-0
- Red: Pantone 711c / CMYK 0-100-80-0,
and mentions that the flag was adopted on 29 September 1999.

Željko Heimer, 6 May 2006

Coat of arms of Miren - Kostanjevica

[Coat of arms of Miren]

Coat of arms of Miren - Kostanjevica - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 July 2005

The coat of arms of Miren-Kostanjevic is "Or in the base a wall masoned and embattled gules and in chief two branches conjoined with 11 berries gules".
The eleven berries also stand for the eleven villages forming the municipality.

Željko Heimer, 1 July 2005

Local community of Bilje

[Flag of Bilje]

Flag of the local community (Krajevna skupnost) of Bilje - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 September 2005

According to the community website, the flag of Bilje is diagonally divided green-white with the community coat of arms placed in the lower right corner of the flag.

Eugene Ipavec & Pascal Gross, 20 September 2005

[Coat of arms of Bilje]

Coat of arms of the local community of Bilje - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 September 2005

The arms of Bilje are canting, since the name of the community derives from, or is at least homonymous with bilka which means something like "blade of grass" or "small plant or shoot." The community website has more details on the coat of arms, summarized below in translation.
The shape of the shield is the same as that of Miren - Kostanjevica municipality, to indicate a connection to it. The arms contain two symbols: a triple hill, which is heraldically correct, and a plant, which due to its growth and freedom is not presented in symmetry. The hills represent the nearby hilly countryside. The plant represents growth, environment and is connected to the place name, Bilje.
The colors of the arms are red and green, while the basis is white, in place of the silver of the shield. Red symbolizes the color of earth and therefore of brick, which emphasises the long local brickmaking tradition. Red is also related to fire and love, and also the battle for life, and it is the color of blood. Psychologically it is the color of self-confidence. Green is the color of hope and growth. It means the victory of spring over winter, life over death. It is the most common color in nature; the color of leaves and grass, and also of life, security, normality. Therefore it is natural to use his color to represent vegetation and Bilje as a cultivated natural environment.

Eugene Ipavec, 20 September 2005