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Osilnica (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Osilnica]

Flag of Osilnica - Image by Željko Heimer, 13 September 2002

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Presentation of Osilnica

Osilnica is a small municipality located in the central part of southerh Slovenia. River Kolpa (in Croatian, Kupa) has its source slightly south of Osilnica, within the Croatian territory, and reaches Slovenia at this point and from there for some 100 km forms the border between Slovenia and Croatia. Then the river flows back to Croatia to reach the Sava in Karlovac. Kolpa/Kupa near Osilnica is still a swift mountainous river wiggling among high mountains.

Željko Heimer, 11 May 2006

Municipal flag of Osilnica

The flag and coat of arms of Osilnica are prescribed by Decision Odlok o obliki in nacinu uporabe grba in zastave ter pecatov Občine Osilnica, adopted on 20 August 1997 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 54/1997.

The flag is rectangular, in proportions 1:2, horizontally divided white-green (1:2). Overall is symbolically represented the river Kolpa within a gorge.

The colour prescribed in the Decision is Pantone 1665u, which does not represent the green blueish shade as wordly described, intended and used, but a brick red shade for the coat of arms. It is most probably that it is a typographic mistake. Therefore one must assume that the intended Pantone shade is Pantone 3275u, a grayeish blueish green shade that matches CMYK 90-0-50-0 or more or less RGB 0- 204-153.

Željko Heimer, 13 September 2002

Coat of arms of Osilnica

[Coat of arms of Osilnica]

Coat ofarms of Osilnica - Image by Željko Heimer, 13 September 2002

The coat of arms of Osilnica pictures the river Kolpa within a narrow gorge, above it the St. Egidius church and in the top a rocky formation.
The aforementioned Decision explains the symbolic as follows: The church represents the typical rural architecture of the region. The rocks leave open paths on the sides symbolically for the openheartness of the people. The shield shape represents the gorge, while the ending at the bottom recalls crossed branches as a symbol of nature.

Željko Heimer, 13 September 2002