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image by Željko Heimer, 6 July 2003
Cabar (C<abar) is a city with somewhat more then 5000
inhabitants some 30 km. due north of Rijeka in Gorski Kotar on
the border with Slovenia (around the point where Croatia forms a
wedge into Slovenia north of Rijeka).
The coat of arms is: Vert a bar argent in chief a fortified city of the same and in base a buck's head erased or.
The flag is unknown to me. Both must have been adopted around 1995.
Source: [osg02] Otric Goroslav: Monumenta heraldica, izbor iz heraldicke batine primorsko-goranske upanije, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeke, 2002.
Željko Heimer, 20 June 2003
I received mail from Robert Grubisa from Rijeka informing me
on the flag. Here is translation sumarized:
Cabar - The flag is dark green with the coat of arms in the middle. Information based on an article in Novi List newspapers.
Željko Heimer, 6 July 2003
The decision on the coat of arms and the flag was issued in
the official gazette: Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Cabra,
31.03.1995, Slubene novine upanije
primorsko-goranske, br. 20/95, 09. listopada 1995.
The description of both coat of arms and the flag differs slightly from what is reported in use and what other soruces have. The coat of arms is different since the white bar is described to be wavy (is appears that stright bar is used, and certainly [osg02] showes it such). The flag is indeed described as green with the coat of arms in
the middle, but it also is prescribed that the inscription "Grad Cabar" should be below the Coat of Arms in golden letters. One may also note that the decrption (blazon) of the coat of arms is written very confuzigly (as if those how edited text from printing had no idea what he is doing, and probably he did not).
I suspect that the Ministry might have "rectified" the bar in the coat of arms as well as removed the inscription from the flag, but until today no new decision not ammendmends to the old were issued in the official gazette. This leaves things open here for new research. Adoption date for the flag, is then tentatively 31.03.1995.
Željko Heimer, 17 August 2003
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.
eljko Heimer, 23 May 2008
image by Željko Heimer, 20 June 2003