This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Petlovac (Osijek-Baranja, Croatia)

Općina Petlovac

Last modified: 2008-07-26 by dov gutterman
Keywords: osijek | baranja | osijek baranja | petlovac | plough | palm | billhook |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

image by Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006

See also:

Other sites:

  • Collection of Croatian Local Flags at FAME


Petlovac is a community of some 5,000 inhabitants in south-west corner of Baranja, some 30 km east of Osjiek. It is a relatively large community by terriroy, which is seen also from the fact that only about 1,000 inhabitants live in the main village landing its name to the community.
On HTV news was shown on 2.11.2003 what is presumably a flag of the community, on a celebration on he occasion of uncovering of a monument in Baranjsko Petrovo Selo. Unfortunately the sightings was far to brief to have any ore detailed info, but this: the flag in ratio 1:2 contains a yellow wide Scandinavian cross (width approximately 1/3 of hoist, forming square fields next to the hoist), the fields formed by the cross are each in its own colour - I have noted them to be (clockwise from canton) red, blue, green and black, though I am far from sure on that order. In the center of the cross is a black rooster (canting the community name) standing on two wavy lines apparently along the entire horisontal bar of the cross.
A nice flag, different from the boring monocoloures, though that may well be the reason why it may be only _de facto_ and not confirmed by the Ministry. We'll have to wait for more info...
Željko Heimer, 2 November 2003

As suggested above,this is probably only an unofficial flag used before the "real" flags were approved by the Ministry. This apparently have been so, as seen on the community site at <>.
The coat of arms of Petlovac is: azure a plough share-argent palewise between a wreath of palm branches or and in chief a forked knife argent handeled or. This coat of arms probably originates from late XIXth century. At least this is style of coat of arms granted to many of villages in late XIX century in the Hungarian part of the Austria-Hungary, compare other smaller places in Baranja, but also in Vojvodina and Hungary. I am not sure what the "froked knife" (as I call it) is named and what it is for, but it is obviously an agricultural tool. The palm branches are my identification and may be wrong also. However, I thing I got the best from the bad and distorted image provided on the site. 
The flag is yellow with the coat of arms in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006

I believe it is a kind of billhook, mostly used to cut branches. See: <> and <>.
Ivan Sache, 15 July 2006

Coat of Arms and flag were designed by Heraldic Art d.o.o from Rijeka and approved by the Ministry of Administration/Central State Office for Administration before 2006.
Željko Heimer, 23 May 2008

Coat of Arms

image by Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006