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Municipal flag of Šentjur pri Celju - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 October 2002
Šentjur pri Celju (18,483 inhabitants) had municipality status before the 1990s. This is another "St. George", with added geographic attribute "near Celje" for differentiation. Like many other places named after St. George or which have this saint for patron, Šenčur also pictures St. George killing the dragon on its coat of arms.
Željko Heimer, 20 March 2000
The flag is based on the colours from the coat of arms, quartered in red-white-white-green. The coat of arms is placed in the middle, with its width equal to half of the hoist. The flag is shown only as vertical.
It is hardly doubtful that Šentjur pri Celju used the same coat of arms, and probably also the flag before the 1990s, but the first official document I found in official gazette is named "Graphical layout of the coat of arms and the flag of the town of Šentjur" (Graficna podoba grba in zastave mesta Šentjur), adopted on 16 October 1991, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 23/1991, on 8 November 1991. It was published after Šenčur was given status of a town (according to the pre-1995, old Yugoslav administrative division terminology). Soon afterwards, this was also included into the statutes of the community, Statut občine Šentjur pri Celju, adopted on 13 November 1991, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 27/1991, on 29 November 1991, with effect 6 December 1991. The most recent municipal statutes Statut občine Šentjur pri Celju adopted on 19 April 1999, and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 40/1999, also include the description of the flag and arms.
Banderas municipales de Eslovenia [drn96i], published in Banderas [ban] #58 (March 1996), shows this flag wrongly. Even if we ignore the shape of the coat of arms, and the fact that the flag shown there is horizontal variant, what is said there is that the flag is quartered red and white, which is certainly wrong. The lower right quarter should be green, of course. Since the source there is given the same one as above (Graphical layout), the error is probably caused by translation, and is not indicator of some presumable earlier practice of "only" red and white flag.
Željko Heimer, 11 October 2002
Coat of arms of Šentjur pri Celju - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 March 2000
The coat of arms is red with St. George portrayed as a
knight in golden armour riding a silver prancing horse and holding a
lance piercing a green dragon beneath.
The official description of the colours name them as cinnabar red (otherwise also known as vermilion), chromic oxide green and cadmium yellow - golden.
According to Stanič & Jakopič [j2s05], the coat of arms is based on the seal granted on 24 September 1539 with market right to Šentjur by the Bishop of Krško.
Željko Heimer, 11 June 2006