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Legrad (Koprivnica-Krizevci, Croatia)

Opc'ina Legrad

Last modified: 2006-10-28 by dov gutterman
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Legrad is a small town about twenty kilometers due north of Koprivnica with some 2,600 inhabitants. It is situated at the confluence of Mura into Drava. It is said that the river flow removed the whole city from Medimurje (then in Hungary) into Podravina (Croatia) without moving single stone - the river switched the flow from south of the town to north of it. I really don't know how exact the story is and when it happened, I heard it long ago from my grandfather, who was born in Legrad.
The coat of arms and the flag are described in the statutes of 2001 issued in the official gazette (avilable on <>):  Statut Opcine Legrad, 1. listopada 2001. Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, br. 11/01, god. IX, Koprivnica, 5. listopada 2001. They must have been adopted somewhat earlier, say about 1997.
The coat of arms of Legrad is the historical coat of arms (claims the Stautes): Azure a fess argent, in base a boat proper and in chief a mullet or and a crescent of the second. The flag is blue with yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 23 Febuary 2003

The coat of arms is indeed a historical one (as the Statutes claim), since [ern03] agrees and show a picture of it from a source from 1920's, I believe. Unfortunately, no further details on the origin of this coat of arms is given.
Željko Heimer, 25 May 2003

The official gazette since 2000 is available on the web site of the County at <> including decisions on symbols of its cities and communities. The communities adopted new statutes in 2006, typically containing the descriptions of coat of arms and flags adopted previously, so I just quote them for documetry purposes:
Legrad: Statut Opcine Legrad, 23.01.2006, Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko- križevacke županije, br. 1/06, 26.01.2006.
Željko Heimer, 16 August 2006

Coat of Arms

image by Željko Heimer, 25 May 2003