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Prevalje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Prevalje]       [Vertical flag of Prevalje]

Flag of Prevalje, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 1 October 2002

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Municipal flag of Prevalje

The flag and arms of Prevalje are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu, zastavi in prazniku Občine Prevalje, adopted on 7 May 2001 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 43/2001.

The flag, designed by architect Borut Bonča, is rectangular, in proportions 100:241 (sic), blue with the crown from the coat of arms stylized and placed near the hoist.

The colours are officially specified as:
- Blue: RAL 5023
- White: RAL 9002
- Gold: RAL 1024.

As shown on the municipal website, the municipality also uses an emblem consisting of a stripe of blue and golden triangles as on the flag.

Željko Heimer & Ivan Sache, 16 August 2007

Coat of arms of Prevalje

[Coat of arms of Prevalje]

Coat of arms of Prevalje - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 October 2002

The coat of arms of Prevalje is "Azure three crowns or palewise and between the chief two a barrulet wavy argent".
The coat of arms refers to the legend of the warden's three daughters who drowned in a lake. Once there was a lake where Prevalje is today. On Temeljnov vrh, the nearby hill, there was living a rich warden of the castle who had three beautiful daughters named Marija, Barbara and Rozalija. The three were visiting a warden of a nearby castle in the north of the lake and returning from there by a boat. A might wind rose and the three drowned. The warden searched them, to no avail, and finally proclaimed that he shall rise temples where he would find the bodies of his daughters. A huge otter appeared and moved a large rock from the Guštanj gorge so the water could run away from the lake. When the lake dried up the bodies were found. Where the warden found his daugther Marija he built a church of Virgin Mary today named Devica Marija na jezeru (Virgin Mary of the Lake). Where he found Barbara, he built the church of St. Barbara and where he found Rozalija he built a cave where Rozalija's body rests.

Source: Municipal website

Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006