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Flag of Grad - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 September 2015

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Flag of Grad

The symbols of Grad were adopted during the 14th Session of the Municipal Council, held on 6 July 2016. Only the graphical depiction of the symbols was adopted, without any textual Decision.
The symbols were unveiled on 7 August 2016 (photo).

The flag is horizontally divided green-yellow-green with the central stripe of larger width (c. 1:2:1) and fimbriated white (c. 1/125 of the flag's hoist) with the coat of arms in the centre.
Green stands for vegetation and yellow for the sun.

Željko Heimer, 12 September 2016

Coat of arms of Grad


Coat of arms of Grad - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 November 2016

The coat of arms of Grad is "Azure issuant from a bar embowed a fort with two towers roofed argent ensigned with a crown or a base vert a Latin cross or".

The fort, which represents the largest fortified town (grad) in Slovenia, makes the arms canting. the crown stand for the noble family of Szechy, which raised and owned the town. The cross is a symbol of faith.

Željko Heimer, 12 September 2016

Previous coat of arms of Grad

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Former coat of arms of Grad, two versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 3 November 2012, and by Pascal Gross, 19 October 2003, respectively

According to the monography Grad na Goriškem, the historical coat of arms of Grad is the coat of arms of the Szechy family, carved above the entrance to the old town.
A new artistic rendition of the arms was used on the tourist leaflets released in March 2011 and in the local bulletin, starting April 2012.
In comparison with the previous design, the top crown was made golden and rather into the style of a Count's coronet in the tradition of the Holy Roman Empire (a nine-pearled crown). The elements in the shield itself xere shown more accurately, the bird was in a somewhat different stature and the previously unidentifiable element under it was clearly shown as a crown. The new drawing included four different designs of the crown, among the six crowns depicted - namely, one topping the achievement, the other topping the inescutcheon, the third in the base of the Hungarian Modern cross (twice), and the fourth in the base of the quarter azure (twice).

Željko Heimer, 5 November 2013