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Škocjan (Municipality, Slovenia)

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Flag of Škocjan, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 26 November 2016

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Presentation of Škocjan

The municipality of Škocjan (3,236 inhabitants in 2016; 6,040 ha) was formed in 1995.

Željko Heimer, 26 November 2016

Flag of Škocjan

The symbols of Škocjan are prescribed by Decision Odlok o spremembah in dopolnitvah Odloka o grbu in zastavi Občine Škocjan, adopted on 31 January 2006 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 22/2006.
The previous symbols were added a bunch of grapes flanked with two curls. Although the 1996 Decision prescribed only the vertical version of the flag, the graphical standards provided by Heraldika d.o.o. (image) show both the horizontal and the vertical versions.

Pascal Gross & Željko Heimer, 26 November 2016

Coat of arms of Škocjan

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Coat of arms of Škocjan - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 November 2016

Former symbols of Škocjan

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Former municipal flag (left, as prescribed; right, reported variant) and arms of Škocjan - Images by Željko Heimer, 11 October 2002

The former coat of arms and flag of Škocjan are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Škocjan, adopted on 27 June 1996 and published on 2 August 1996 in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 43/1996, with effect on 16 August 1996.

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 vertical, in proportions 5:2. The upper (hoist) third is green with the bridge from the coat of arms in the middle (set naturally horizontal in a vertical flag, reaching the vertical edges). The lower two thirds are vertically striped in yellow-green-yellow.
While the prescribed flag design should have the bridge narrower then the square field, on the flags reported in use the bridge reaches the edges of the flag.
Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05] show the horizontal version of the flag while the Decision clearly states that the only acceptable flag should be vertical.

The colour specifications, not included in the Decision, are listed by Stanič & Jakopič as follows (CMYK):

              C   M    Y    K
Yellow        0   0  100    0
Dark yellow   0  15   94    0
Green       100   0   91    6
Blue        100  56    0    0
Black         0   0    0  100

The coat of arms of Škocjan can be blazoned as "Per fess vert and azure fimbriated wavy argent, in chief on three pilons or a masoned two-arched bridge with a stone fence broken off in three places".
It depicts the most famous building in Škocjan, the two-arched stone bridge over the Radulja creek, one of the three of that kind in Slovenia.

Željko Heimer, 11 June 2006

Local community of Bučka

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Flag , horizontal and vertical versions, and coat of arms of Bučka - Images by Eugene Ipavec, 29 September 2006

The local community if Bučka was founded on 18 May 2004. Its symbols were designed by Valt Jurečič of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica.
The shield's central part contains a stylized bunch of wine grapes with nine berries, representing the wine-growing region of Bučka and its nine villages. On the grapes' either side there are two small white birds chantant, representing the solidarity of the region's people. The background is green and terminates above in the semicircular shape of the stylized hillock of Bučka, while it is below divided from a blue field by a wavy line, symbolizing the waters of the area (lake, springs, creeks). The arms are in a sense canting: Bučka means "small gourd" - it is not said why, but I would guess in reference to the shape of the hill depicted in the arms.
The flag is described similarly; the only new fact is that the color green represents forestedness and an unspoiled nature. One significant note, however, is that "The position of the attributes and of the blue stripe changes depending on the orientation-type of the flag", which I take to mean that the charges on the horizontal flag are rotated. The vertical flag is shown in proportions 2:5; I assume the same is true of the horizontal one, which is mentioned but not shown.
[Community website]

Eugene Ipavec, 14 October 2006