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image by Tomislav Šipek, 29 September 2021
The municipality of Şavşat (17,660 inhabitants in 2012, 6,753 in the town of Şavşat; 137,661 ha) is located 75 km east of Artvin, on the border with Georgia.
Ivan Sache, 11 October 2017
The new flag of Savsat depicts a local scene in a triangular shape.
Tomislav ipek, 29 September 2021
The new logo was adopted in October 2020. The former logo was changed since
it does not reflect the town's geographical, cultural and visual features. The
public context organized by the municipality did not yield any eligible design.
Accordingly, the municipality commissioned Özgür Kalın to design a logo, which
he offered for free to his town.
The triangle recalls the triangular shape of the municipal territory. It also represents the town's natural resources: air, water and soil.
The Şavşat house, built in wood, stone nd other stuff, is the symbol of the region's traditional and peaceful life, connected with the soil and natural environment. The whole life has been organized around these buildings for centuries.
The mountain, the stream and the forest represent Şavşat's unique natural beauties. The municipal territory hosts one of the world's most diversified flora and fauna, with several endemic species.
The everlasting flower is collected every year by the inhabitants of Şavşat at 2,000-2,500 m in elevation. As a symbol, it hangs in each house's most beautiful place and keeps its flavor for months and years. It symbolizes the permanence of the Republic's educative values.
The logo's color is a mix of the region's two most important colors, blue and green. Blue represents the neighboring black sea, dozens of lakes and hundreds of streams. Green represents a unique natural environment composed of forests, meadows and pastures.
Municipal website, 30 October 2020
Ivan Sache, 30 September 2021
Flag of Şavşat, former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 9 January 2018
The previous flag of Şavşat was white with the municipality's emblem. an earlier flag of Şavşat was blue with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 9 January 2018