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Slavonski Brod-Posavina County (Croatia)

Brodsko-Posavska županija

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[Slavonski Brod-Posavina]
image by Željko Heimer, 8 November 2000ž

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Most of thecounties of Croatia (but not all of them) are named with two parts, one being the name of the capital and the other the name of the wider region. The capital of Brodsko-posavska zupanija is Slavonski Brod (by the way, Bosanski Brod is on the other bank of the Sava river in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and there are several "Brods" in Czeck Republic and Slovakia). Posavina means the region around Sava, and that, of course, is a region larger than the county itself.
The flag is blue with two white diagonal stripes from upper hoist to lower fly. In the middle there is the arms of county: Azure, wavy bar Argent, over it seven mullets Or 4-3, and under a marten Argent.
The image is based on the flag seen on TV news.
Željko Heimer, 8 September 1996

The flag that I posted earlier contained two mayor errors, maybe not so unusual regarding that it was based only on quick TV snaps. The erros were the number of stars (should be 5 in total, not 7) and the colour of the running marten (should be yellow, not white). The new image of the Coat of Arms (and eventually new flag image) is based on the picture of the Coat of Arms from just few days ago issued 2nd book of the Croatian encyclopedia (Hrvatska encikopedija, LZ Miroslav Krleza, Zagreb, 1999-, sv. 2: Be-Da). I still have no info on adoption date of these symbols, or on the legal documents regarding it. My esimate is that they are adopted around 1995. (I believe I've seen the flag in use (on TV) in 1996 or so, but I have no notes on that).
Željko Heimer, 8 November 2000

The web site of the Slavonski Brod-Posavina County includes now (at <>) the statutes of the County where the Coat of Arms and the flag are described: Statut Brodsko-posavske županije (procišceni tekst), 23. svibnja 2006, Službeni vjesnik Brodsko-posavske županije, br. 9/06, 21.06.2006.
This is the consolidated text including the original Statutes issued in the gazette nr. 5/94 and the subsequent amendments. As far as I am aware the Coat of Arms and the flag are defined in its current form already in the first version of the Statutes, so this gives us adoption date to 1994 (my previous estimate was "around 1995").
The description fo the Coat of Arms is followed by some explanation of the symbolsic that I rephrase: The coat of arms is based on the historical coat of arms of Slavonia, showing the running marten. The single wavy bar represent river Sava. For the five six-pointed mullets it is stated that it is a "pre-heraldical Croatian symbol of man and humanity".
The description of the flag is given so waguely, that, if I would not know of the two diagonal stripes design, I would have never guessed it from the description, although very careful reading indeed proves it. :) The central blue stripe is said to represent the river Sava.the ratio is, of course, set to 1:2. The Coat of Arms is set in the middle with its height being 1/2 of the flag height.
The ceremonial flag is also defined, but simply by adding golden fringe to the "normal" flag.
Željko Heimer, 8 June 2007

Coat of Arms

image by Željko Heimer, 8 November 2000