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Page created: 1st October 2000
Last updated: 9th December 2013
[The FAME - Flag and Arms of the Modern Era]

The FAME is a site devoted to the systematic and scientific study of flags and coats of arms. Such symbols often bear strong political and other messages. Inclusion of those symbols here does not mean that the author supports or approves of the ideas they may stand for.
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Map of the Istria County. Legend: Gr. = Gračišće, KL = Kaštelir - Labinci, SN = Sveta Nedelja, SP = Sveti Petar u Šumi, Sv. = Svetvinčenat, TV = Tar - Vabriga, Vi. = Vižinada

Istria County - Communities

Istarska županija - općine


  1. Bale – Valle
  2. Barban
  3. Brtonigla – Verteneglio
  4. Cerovlje
  5. Fažana – Fasana
  6. Funtana – Fontane
  7. Gračišće
  8. Grožnjan – Grisignana
  9. Kanfanar
  10. Karojba
  11. Kaštelir - Labinci – Castelliere - Santa Domenica
  12. Kršan
  13. Lanišće
  14. Ližnjan – Lisignano
  15. Lupoglav
  16. Marčana
  17. Medulin
  18. Motovun – Montona
  19. Oprtalj – Portole
  20. Pićan
  21. Raša
  22. Sveta Nedelja
  23. Sveti Lovreč
  24. Sveti Petar u Šumi
  25. Svetvinčenat
  26. Tar - Vabriga – Torre - Abrega
  27. Tinjan
  28. Višnjan
  29. Vižinada
  30. Vrsar
  31. Žminj

Since 1993 the Croatian legislation allows the units of local self-government (counties, cities and communities) to have their coat of arms and flag, however these may be legally used only after they are approved by a central state authority. The a flag of a city or community should be of a one colour field with the coat of arms in the centre or offset towards hoist. Some exceptions from this rule are tolerated for the cities with traditional flag established before these rules were made. The coat of arms must follow also a set of rules to be approved. Some cities and communities use unapproved designs nevertheless. See more on the approval dates. Prior to 1993 the coats of arms and flag were not regulated by state legislation.
In 1997 the communities of Karojba and Kaštelir - Labinci were formed, in 2000 Fažana and in 2006 Funtana and Tar - Vabriga.


Legal notice: The counties, cities and communities in the Republic of Croatia by their decision on adoption and use of the coats of arms and flags limit the use of these symbols only after obtaining an explicit written permission. However, most of the units of local government and self-government by the same decisions explicitly allow the free use of the symbols in the educational and scientific purposes and in the artistic creation, under condition that such use does not offend the dignity and honour of the local unit. The author of these pages considers that the depiction of the coats of arms and the flags here meets the conditions of free use in that sense.

See also:

Bale – Valle

[Bale – <I>Valle</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Bale – <I>Valle</I>]
[Bale – <I>Valle</I>]
Adopted: around 2005 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: scaned material courtesy Sergio Ostuni, 1998.
Općina Bale, www.bale-valle.hr, 06.07.2006.
Statut Općine Bale, 10.10.2001, Službeni glasnik Općine Bale, br. 2/2001, www.bale-valle.hr, 31.08.2009.
Statut Općine Bale, 19.08.2009, Službeni glasnik Općine Bale, br. 5/2009, www.bale-valle.hr, 01.06.2012.

The coat of arms of Bale is gules a corss couped cross pattee. The shield is oval within golden border, topped with golden crown and within a wreath of laurel branches. The flag is blue with the coat of arms in the middle. A number of vertical gonfalons, ending triangularly with the fringe and with various inscriptions are reported.

The traditional Italian name of the town is Valle d'Istria.


Bale – Valle, ca. 1998

[Bale – <I>Valle</I>, ca. 1998] (1) [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag]
[Bale – <I>Valle</I>, ca. 1998] (2) [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag]
Adopted: around 1995 ?

In 1990's the flags in use were light blue and the ceremonial flag of the same design with red outline was reported.



Barban

[Barban] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Barban]
[Barban]
Adopted: 28th November 2006     Approved: 3rd May 2006
Sources: Info Denis Kontošić, prof.ing., Mayor of Barban, 14.10.2004.
Info Renato Turcinov, Pula, 16.11.2006.
Statut Općine Barban, 02.02.2006, Službene novine Općine Barban, br. 9/2006.
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Barban, 28.11.2006, Službene novine Općine Barban, br. 10/2006, 29.11.2006, str. 252-254
Rješenje Središnjeg državnog ureda za upravu, Klasa: UP/I-017-01/04-01/64, Urbroj: 515-10/06-06-4, 03.05.2006.
Statut Općine Barban, 30.07.2009, Službene novine Općine Barban
Attilio Krizmanić: Gli stemmi di Barbana, Atti, 29 (1999 [2000]), 523-549
"Barban: Obilježen Dan općine, plaketa jahaču Osipu", Glas Istre, 08.12.2013.

The coat of arms of the community of Barban is a historical coat of arms of Barban or a bar vert in chief three beards sable and in base a bridge gules over water azure. The flag is red with the coat of arms off-set to the hoist. The beards, locally called barbe cant the name of the town, otherwise originating from the name of the ancient Roman family Parpanus (according to R. Matijašić: "Anticko naslijedje u toponimiji Istre").
The ceremonial flag recorded in use at least since 2013 is a dark red gonfalon with three triangularly ending tails with golden fringe, with the coat of arms in the recent shield form ornamented with the traditional civic crown and the oak wreath (see pre-2004 version below) in the centre and the community name in two rows above it.


Barban, 2004 – 2006

[Barban, 2004 – 2006] [Proposal] 1:2 [State Flag]
Adopted: 2004     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Abandoned: 28th November 2006
Sources: Info Denis Kontošić, prof.ing., Mayor of Barban, 14.10.2004.
Info Renato Turcinov, Pula, 16.11.2006.
Statut Općine Barban, 02.02.2006, Službene novine Općine Barban

The current coat of arms of Barban was adopted in 2004 with the flag in which the coat of arms was off-set to hoist and the top. This was afterwards changed after the suggestion from the central authorities to a larger coat of arms equally distanced from the top, hoist and bottom. The flag with the coat of arms in the canton was never actually produced.


Barban, ca. 1995

Flag unknown. [Barban, ca. 1995]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Sources: Općina Barban www.barban.hr 24.10.2003
Barbanski glasnik, Općina Barban www.barban.hr

Until the recent adoption of the modernized version of the coat of arms a version based more on the historical pattern was used.



Brtonigla – Verteneglio

[Brtonigla – <I>Verteneglio</I>]
[Brtonigla – <I>Verteneglio</I>]
[Vertical] 1:2 [State Flag]


Adopted: 2006     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Info and flag photos from the FAME visitor, 24.07.2006.
Statut Općine Brtonigla (pročišćeni tekst), 02.04.2007, Službene novine Općine Brtonigla, br. 9/2007, 02.04.2007.
Statut Općine Brtonigla, 07.09.2009, Službene novine Općine Brtonigla, br. 25/2009, 08.09.2009.
Statut Općine Brtonigla (pročišćeni tekst), 14.05.2013, Službene novine Općine Brtonigla, br. 8/2013, 15.05.2013.
Službene stranice Općine Brtonigla, www.brtonigla-verteneglio.hr, 01.09.2009.

The coat of arms used traditionally for Brtonigla showes a landscape with a square field with a crossroads all in a cartouch type shield. It cants the name of the place that was there in the Roman period Hortus Nigher (black garden). This coat of arms is set in a white and blue swallow-tailed flag with a white ribbon above it inscribed with the name of the community in the Croatian and Italian languages and with an olive branch. These symbols are, probably, used unofficially without the approval from the central authorities.



Cerovlje

[Cerovlje]
[Cerovlje]
[Vertical] 1:2~ [State Flag]


Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Information and photo Tomislav Šipek, 12.11.2003.
Općina Cerovlje, www.cerovlje.hr, 20.12.2010.
Statut Općine Cerovlje, 22.12.1993, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 13/1993, 30.12.1993.
Statut Općine Cerovlje, 09.10.2001, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 19/2001, 10.10.2001.
Statut Općine Cerovlje, 07.03.2006, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 9/2006, 21.03.2006.
Statut Općine Cerovlje, 16.07.2009, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 11/2009, 17.07.2009.

The coat of arms of Cerovlje pictures an oak branch with two leaves and acorns proper on a white shield (with horizontal thin blue hatching) bordered yellow with inscription CEROVLJE surrounded with a cartouche. The flag is vertical, yellow with the coat of arms in the base.



Fažana – Fasana

[Fažana – <I>Fasana</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Fažana – <I>Fasana</I>]
[Fažana – <I>Fasana</I>]
Adopted: 23rd February 2004     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: TV report on HRT, 24.11.2004.
Road sign in Fažana, photo Tomislav Šipek, 28.12.2004.
Statut Općine Fažana, 17.07.2001, Službene novine Istarske županije, br. 8/2001, 30.07.2001.
Statutarna odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Fažana, 23.02.2004., Službene novine Istarske županije, br. 003/04, 05.03.2004. str. 99-101
Statut Općine Fažana (pročišćeni tekst), 08.2004, Službene novine Istarske županije, br. 9/2004, 06.08.2004.
Statut Općine Fažana, 11.08.2009, Službene novine Istarske županije, br. 7/2009, 20.08.2009.
Statut Općine Fažana, 01.08.2013, Službene novine Istarske županije, br. 10/2013, 16.08.2013.
Amfora, glasilo Općine Fažana, br. 21, veljača 2010.
Mladen Stojić: "The Official Coats of Arms of Countys, Towns and Communes in Republic of Croatia", Heraldic-Art, poster, 1st European Conference On Heraldry and Vexillology, Cieszyn, Poland, 2012.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka

The coat of arms of Fažana is azure an antique amphorae or. Fažana was site of amphorae production and export in the Ancient period. The flag is dark blue with the coat of arms bordered golden in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is a dark blue yellow bordered gonfalon ending triangularly with fringe, the coat of arms in the centre of it, topped with the name of the community in Croatian and Italian above it and vine and olive branches below.

Established in 2000 seceding from the community of Vodnjan.



Funtana – Fontane

[Funtana – <I>Fontane</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Funtana – <I>Fontane</I>]
[Funtana – <I>Fontane</I>]
Adopted: 17th August 2010     Approved: 2nd June 2010
Sources: Općina Funtana, www.funtana.hr
Statut Općine Funtana, 22.03.2007, Službeni glasnik Općine Funatna, br. 2/2007, 23.04.2007.
Statut Općine Funtana, 13.07.2009, Službeni glasnik Općine Funatna, br. 1/2009, 14.07.2009.
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Funtana - Fontane, 17.08.2010, Službeni glasnik Općine Funtana, br. 07/2010, 18.08.2010.
Rješenje Ministarstva uprave, Klasa: UP/I-017-01/10-01/20, Urbroj: 515-02-01-01/2-10-3, 02.06.2010.
Statut Općine Funtana, 27.03.2013, Službeni glasnik Općine Funatna, br. 2/2013, 28.03.2013.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Funtana is azure a water argent springing from a fountain or. The arms is canting the community name. The flag is dark blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is blue gonfalon ending triangularly with golden fringe, with the coat of arms in the centre of it, the name of the community in three rows above it and the branches of olive and vine tree below.

Established in 2006 seceding from the community of Vrsar.


Funtana – Fontane, 2006 – 2010

Flag unknown. [Funtana – <I>Fontane</I>, 2006 – 2010]
Adopted: 2006     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Abandoned: 17th August 2010
Source: Općina Funtana, www.funtana.hr

The coat of arms that the community of Funtana used unofficially since its establisment is the historical coat of arms depicted in gold with black figures. It is the coat of arms of the Borisi family as preserved on the Funtana castle.



Gračišće

[Gračišće] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Gračišće]
[Gračišće] [Gračišće]
Adopted: around 2003 ?     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: Photo M. Rimanić, 16.02.2007.
Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka www.heraldic-art.hr 20.10.2007.
Statut Općine Gračišće, 16.12.1993, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 12/1993, 24.12.1993. Statut Općine Gračišće, 27.11.2001, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 26/2001, 28.11.2001.
Statut Općine Gračišće, 08.03.2006, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 8/2006, 20.03.2006.
Statut Općine Gračišće, 15.07.2009, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 15/2009, 08.09.2009.
Statut Općine Gračišće, 13.03.2013, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 5/2013, 14.03.2013.
Statutarna odluka o izmjenama i dopunama Statuta Općine Gračišće, 22.08.2013, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 21/2013, 27.08.2013.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Gračišće (Italian: Gallignana) is argent on a base vert a church with a belfry gules. The flag is red with the coat of arms in the centre bordered golden. The ceremonial flag is a dark red gonfalon with three tails ending triangularly with fringe, with the coat of arms in the centre, the name of the community above and ornaments of vine and olive in the tails. The table flag is vertical ending triangularly with the coat of arms in the centre, the name of the community above and onaments of oak, olive and vine branches with a bunch of grapes.



Grožnjan – Grisignana

[Grožnjan – <I>Grisignana</I>]
[Grožnjan – <I>Grisignana</I>][Grožnjan – <I>Grisignana</I>]
[Vertical] 1:2 [State Flag]


Adopted: around 2003 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Road sign in Grožnjan, photo Tomislav Šipek, 28.12.2004.
Turistička zajednica Općine Grožnjan, http://www.tz-groznjan.hr, 03.01.2005.
(Statut Općine Grožnjan, 30.09.1993.)
Statut Općine Grožnjan, 21.11.2001, Službene novine Općine Grožnjan, br. 1/2006, www.groznjan-grisignana.hr, 25.10.2003.
Statut Općine Grožnjan - Grisignana, 28.07.2009, Službene novine Općine Grožnjan, br. 3/2009, www.groznjan-grisignana.hr, 01.06.2012.
Statut Turističke zajednice Općine Grožnjan, 31.03.2010, Službene novine Općine Grožnjan, br. 1/2010, 20.04.2010.

The coat of arms of Grožnjan is a historical one. In an oval shield azure a arm proper issuant from sinister holding a fleur-de-lis slipped argent and issuant from the canton a sun or and in base a mount argent. The flag is vertical, blue bordered golden with the coat of arms bordered white off-set to the top. A flag with swallowed tail is also used, possibly as a ceremonial flag.



Kanfanar

[Kanfanar] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Kanfanar]
[Kanfanar]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: information courtesy Cosmos, Kanfanar, http://www.cel.hr 1997.
Kanfanarski list, br. 1, prosinac 2000.
Kanfanarski list, br. 32, rujan 2011.
Statut Općine Kanfanar, 22.07.2009, Službeni glasnik Općine Kanfanar, br. 2/2009, www.kanfanar.hr, 01.06.2012.

The coat of arms of Kanfanar is Azure Saint Sophia stantant clad Gules and haloed Or holding in each hand a fortified city of the last windowed of the second. The Saint is the city patron and she holds the two cities remembering the nearby ruined city of Dvigrad (literally: Double City) from which the modern town was developed. The flag is blue with the coat of arms in the centre. The ceremonial flag is a blue gonfalon with the coat of arms in the centre, the name inscribed above and whit three triangualry ending tails with golden ornament in each.



Karojba

Flag unknown. [Karojba]
Adopted: before 2000 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Istarska županija, www.istra-istria.hr 21.11.2006
Statut Općine Karojba, 05.10.2001, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 17/2001, 10.10.2001.
Statut Općine Karojba, 23.12.2005, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 19/2005, 27.12.2005.
Statut Općine Karojba, 06.11.2009, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 23/2009, 16.11.2009.
Statut Općine Karojba, 22.03.2013, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 9/2013, 10.04.2013.

The coat of arms of Karojba is per fess gules and argent overall a cross or and over it a tree issuan from the base with three tree tops vert. The status of this coat of arms is unknown.

Established in 1997 seceding from the community of Motovun. The Italian name Caroiba del Subiente is today not used officially as the name of community.



Kaštelir - Labinci – Castelliere - Santa Domenica

[Kaštelir - Labinci – <I>Castelliere - Santa Domenica</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Kaštelir - Labinci – <I>Castelliere - Santa Domenica</I>]
Adopted: around 1998 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Općina Kaštelir - Labinci ; Comune Castellier - Santa Domenica www.kastelir-labinci.hr 25.10.2003
Statut Općine Kaštelir-Labinci, 11.10.2001, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 12/2001.
"Na ime izvanrednih sportskih rezultata, načelnik općine Kaštelir-Labinci primio Martinu Rioža", Novosti, Općina Kaštelir-Labinci, 14.06.2012.
"Vratili su se naši rukometaši", Novosti, Općina Kaštelir-Labinci, 05.07.2010.

The coat of arms of Kaštelir-Labinci is azure on a base gules a ruined castle argent, a path of the last leading to it from the base. The castle shown is the Antique castle of Nigrinjan or Gradina, ruined already in medieval period, under which the modern villages developed, and after which the name Kaštelir was developed. The flag is white with the coat of arms in its centre. Variations with yellow outlined coat of arms were also recorded.

The community of Kaštelir-Labinci was established in 1997.



Kršan

[Kršan] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Kršan]
[Kršan]
Adopted: 4th August 1997     Approved: 27th October 1997
Sources: unidentified poster, 1998.
Info Željko Sirk, 15.09.2003.
Table flag photo at Krojački obrt "Valentino" www.zastave.com 20.07.2004
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Kršan, 04.08.1997, kl. 021-05/97-01/8, urbr. 2144/04-05-97-3; Rješenje Ministarstva uprave 27.10.1997, in Rimanić, Mirjan: "Pazinski grb", Pazin, 2006.
Statut Općine Kršan, 20.10.2001, Službeno glasilo Općine Kršan, br. 5/2001, 22.10.2001.
Statut Općine Kršan, 29.03.2006, Službeno glasilo Općine Kršan, br. 2/2006, 30.03.2006.
Statut Općine Kršan, 29.07.2009, Službeno glasilo Općine Kršan, br. 6/2009, 30.07.2009.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Kršan is Gules a spearhead Argent. It is the older coat of arms of the Pazinski (de Pisino) family. In the XIVth century they renewed the Kršan castellum that was ruined in the wars between the counts of Görz and the patriarchs of Aquilea. A branch of the family under the name Kršanski (Germ. Chersainer) ruled Kršan until the mid-XVIIth century. The coat of arms is pictured in the St. Nicolas church in Pazin and also on stone carvings in the walls of Kršan. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre. The table flag is light blue with the coat of arms between a vine and olive branches and the name of the community above.



Lanišće

[Lanišće] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Lanišće]
[Lanišće]
Adopted: 4th August 2006     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: “Likovna rješenja službenih grbova odobrena od Ministarstva uprave a na temelju pozitivne ocjene od Povjerenstva za odobrenje grba i zastave”, poster, 4 str, Heraldic art d.o.o. Rijeka (2006.)
Glas Istre, 14.06.2007. www.glasistre.hr
Statutarna odluka Općine Lanišće, 14.04.1993, Službene novine Grada Buzeta, br. 1/1993, 20.04.1993.
Statut Općine Lanišće, 11.11.1993, Službene novine Grada Buzeta, br. 4/1993, 26.11.1993.
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Lanišće, 04.08.2006, Službene novine Općine Lanišće, br. ?/2006, opcinalanisce.com, 01.06.2012.
Statut Općine Lanišće, 24.07.2009, Službene novine Općine Lanišće, br. 6/2009, opcinalanisce.com, 01.06.2012.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka

The coat of arms of Lanišće is argent a gentian plant eradicated vert flowered or. The gentian plant (Croatian encijan or lincura, loccaly known as sirištara, Latin Gentiana sp.) is very common in the mountains regions of Lanišće. It is threatened worldwide since its roots have recognized therapeutic properties and are also used in liquor industry. It is protected in Croatia since 1955. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre. The ceremonial flag is a light blue gonfalon with swallow tailed fly, the coat of arms in its centre and the name of the community above it.



Ližnjan – Lisignano

[Ližnjan – <I>Lisignano</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Ližnjan – <I>Lisignano</I>]
Adopted: 20th December 2004     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: “Općina dobila grb i zastavu”, 22.12.2004. Glas Istre, http://www.glasistre.hr
Statut Općine Ližnjan (Pročišćeni tekst), 23.11.2009, Službene novine Općine Ližnjan, br. 5/2009, 24.11.2009.
Design: MOD, Pula

The coat of arms of Ližnjan is azure a broom branch or. The branch of the Spanish broom (Spartium junceum L.) called locally brnistra or žuka blossoms from April to July in the Ližnjan littoral. The flag is yellow with the coat of arms offset towards the canton.


Ližnjan, 1995 ? – 2004

Flag unknown. [Ližnjan, 1995 ? – 2004]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Abandoned: 20th December 2004
Source: Općina Ližnjan http://www.liznjan.hr 25.10.2003

The coat of arms of Ližnjan used before the adoption of a proper heraldic design was quartered by a cross or, argent, gules, azure and vert. The shield is crowned with a yellow crown. No flag was reported.



Lupoglav

[Lupoglav] [Normal] [Vertical] 1:2 [State Flag] [Lupoglav]
[Lupoglav]
Adopted: 28th June 2000     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Općina Lupoglav http://www.lupoglav.hr 14.02.2007
"Oporbi je cilj opstrukcija rada vijeća", 17.5.2008. Glas Istre, www.glasistre.hr
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Lupoglav, 28.06.2000, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 8/2000, 25.07.2000.

The coat of arms of Lupoglav is gules a Roman coin with Janus' double-faced head or encircled with a snake eating its tail also or. The flag is red with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is vertical dark red flag with sever rectangular tails, all bordered golden, with the coat of arms in the middle and the name of the community above and below it.


Lupoglav, 1994 – 2000

Adopted: 14th December 1994     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Abandoned: 28th June 2000
Source: Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Lupoglav, 14.12.1994, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovje, Gračišće, Lupoglav, Motovun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 14/1994, 28.12.1994.

The 1994 decision describes entirely different symbols then used today. The coat of arms is in stylized shield shape, showing in light blue filed on a green mount a castle with four tower connected with walls, all with red roofs. In the base is a silver wall with red roof connected with an angle to the right tower. In the frontal wall connecting two towers are the double doors with semicircular top. Over the castle to the left is raising a silver cliff. The shield is bordered golden.
The flag is dark blue in ratio 1:2 (apparently a vertical flag is meant), with 2 cm golden border on all outer edges and with 6 cm fringe along them as well. The coat of arms is set in the centre of it, 2/3 of the flag height high.



Marčana

[Marčana] [Marčana]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Općina Marčana, www.marcana.hr, 05.01.2009.
HRT 1 Dnevnik, 25.01.2009.

The coat of arms of Marčana is tierced in bend azure, argent and vert. It is surrounded with a golden laurel wreath. This is the historical coat of arms, preserved as stone carving, of the fortified town of Mutvoran, around which the modern commonity developed. The flag is light blue with the shield of the coat of arms in the middle bordered white.



Medulin

[Medulin] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Medulin]
[Medulin]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Road sign in Medulin, photo Tomislav Šipek, 28.12.2004.
Općina Medulin, www.medulin.hr 15.12.2007.
Glasnik Općine Medulin, br.2/2005, str. 1.
Statut Općine Medulin, 04.10.2001, Službene novine Općine Medulin, br. 4/2001.
Statut Općine Medulin, 14.08.2009, Službene novine Općine Medulin, br. 7/2009, 14.08.2009.
Statut Općine Medulin, 15.04.2013, Službene novine Općine Medulin, br. 2/2013.

The emblem of Medulin is a blue shield with a white stylized bird over three wavy lines and seven five-pointed stars in a circle in the canton. The flag in use is a "banner of arms", blue with the white emblem. A table flag is also used, in ogival shape containing white bordered coat of arms and name of the community above. The seven stars symbolise the seven local communities in the community.

The Italian name Medolino is today not used officially as the name of community.



Motovun – Montona

[Motovun – <I>Montona</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Motovun – <I>Montona</I>]
[Motovun – <I>Montona</I>] [Motovun – <I>Montona</I>]
Adopted: 8th December 1994     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: Heraldic Art, Rijeka, www.heraldic-art.hr 20.09.2007.
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Motovun, 08.12.1994, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovje, Gračišće, Lupoglav, Motovun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 14/1994, 28.12.1994.
Statut Općine Motovun, 11.10.2001, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motovun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 22/2001, 11.10.2001.
Statut Općine Motovun / Comune di Montona, 16.03.2006, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motovun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 7/2006, 17.03.2006.
Statut Općine Motovun - Comune di Montona, 03.08.2009, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motovun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 13/2009, 06.08.2009.
Statut Općine Motovun - Comune di Montona, 27.03.2013, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motovun i Sv. Petar u Šumi, br. 10/2013, 11.04.2013.
"Ratna škola posjetila Motovun", Kristina G. 9.12.2011, Općina Motovun, www.motovun.hr
"Danski veleposlanik u posjetu Motovunu", 29.10.2012, Glas Istre, www.glasistre.hr
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Motovun is azure a five-towered massoned city argent with gates or on a triple mount vert with a rose gules. This is the historical coat of arms of Motovun showing the five high towers Motovun once had (of which only one is still standing). The flag is green over yellow bicolour with the coat of arms bordered golden in its centre. The ceremonial flag is a gonlafon with three fringed rectangular tails thoughout verticallly divided into green and yellow having in the centre the coat of arms. In the top corners are golden oak branch ornaments, as well as in the middle tail, while in the outer tails there is in each a golden rose on a long branch above.
The 1994 decision also prescribed a "large flag" sized to 1.30×4 m of the same basic design which is to be hoisted permanently over the city walls. It seems that such flag is not used at least since late 1990's.
Since at least 2011, a monocolour green flag with the coat of arms is displayed from the ceremonial staff in the community assembly. The status of that flag is unknown. The 2013 Statutes still prescribe the bicolour flag.



Oprtalj – Portole

[Oprtalj – <I>Portole</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Oprtalj – <I>Portole</I>]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Općina Oprtalj www.oprtalj.hr 25.10.2003
Božidar Feldbauer i sur.: Leksikon naselja Hrvatske 2. svezak, M-Ž, Mozaik knjiga, 2004, p. 545
Statut Općine Oprtalj, 02.02.2006, Službene novine Općine Oprtalj - Giornale ufficale del Comune di Portole, br. 1/2006, 21.02.2006.
Statut Općine Oprtalj, 04.08.2009, Službene novine Općine Oprtalj - Giornale ufficale del Comune di Portole, br. 3/2009, 06.08.2009.

The coat of arms of the community of Oprtalj is a historical one: azure massoned walls argent issuant from the base with three closed doors proper and in chief a cross pattee. The flag in use is white with the coat of arms in the middle.



Pićan

[Pićan] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Pićan]
Adopted: ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Istarska županija, www.istra-istria.hr 21.11.2006
"Općina Pićan utvrdila vrijednost komunalnog boda", LC Labin, www.labin.com, 30.11.2007.

The coat of arms of Pićan is azure a fortress with embatteled walls and an embatteled tower argent, in the base a fleur de lys and in the chielf two mullets of eights also argent. It is based on the historical coat of arms of Pićan. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms in the centre of it.

The Italian name Pedena is today not used officially as the name of community.



Raša

[Raša] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Raša]
[Raša]
Adopted: November 2003     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Source: Kristian Stepčić Reisman: "Općina Raša dobila novi grb - Rudarska svjetiljka kao putokaz za bolju budućnost", "Ca je novega?" besplatni informativni list, br. 3/03, Holcim, Raša, prosinac 2003. http://www.holcim.com/Upload/HR/Publications/Ca_je_novega_br_3.pdf
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka

The coat of arms of Raša is azure a miner's lamp or inflamed gules irradiating argent. The city, often called the youngest city in Istria, it was established in 1937 as miners' settlement. The flag is dark blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is a blue gonfalon with triangular fly with the yellow bordered coat of arms, the name of the community above and linden and olive branches below.



Sveta Nedelja

Seat of administration: Nedešćina

[Sveta Nedelja] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Sveta Nedelja]
Adopted: 26th September 2011     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Statut Općine Sveta Nedelja, 09.10.2001, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 5/2001, 12.11.2001.
Odluka o objavi javnog natjecaja za izradu grba i zastave Općine Sveta Nedelja, 25.04.2003, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 1/2003, 25.04.2003.
Odluka o objavi javnog natjecaja za izradu grba i zastave Općine Sveta Nedelja, 16.07.2007, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 11/2007, 27.11.2007.
Pročišćeni tekst Statuta Općine Sveta Nedelja, 18.05.2009, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 2/2009, 19.05.2009.
Statut Općine Sveta Nedelja, 20.07.2009, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 4/2009, 21.07.2009.
Odluka o objavi javnog natjecaja za izradu grba i zastave Općine Sveta Nedelja, 25.07.2011, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 4/2011, 26.07.2011.
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Sveta Nedelja, 26.09.2011, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 5/2011, 27.09.2011.
Statutarna odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Sveta Nedelja te načinu i zaštiti njihove uporabe, 26.09.2011, Službene novine Općine Sveta Nedelja, br. 5/2011, 27.09.2011.

The coat of arms of Sveta Nedelja is azure the cheif vert fimbriated argent and overall a pallet in dexter. The green and blue fields are said to represent Istria, where Mediteramenan and continental climate are intermingling. The cross is said to stand for "the symbol of numerous churches and chapels and of the crossing of certain geo-climatic conditions, the natural characteristics of the community, uniting the rural and cultural historical character of the region". The flag is green with the coat of arms in its centre.



Sveti Lovreč

[Sveti Lovreč] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Sveti Lovreč]
[Sveti Lovreč]
Adopted: around 2005 ?     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: Općina Sveti Loverč, www.sveti-lovrec.hr, 10.01.2008.
Statut Općine Sveti Lovreč, 24.07.2001, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 8/2001.
"Općina Sv. Lovreč: Održana zajednička sjednica Općinskog poglavarstva i Općinskog vijeća", 6.6.2007, Usluga, Poreč, www.usluga.hr
Statut Općine Sveti Lovreč, 16.07.2009, Službene novine Istarske županije, br. 7/2009, 20.08.2009.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka

The coat of arms of Sv. Lovreč is azure a grill or. This is the attribute of Saint Laurel, the patron and namesake of the community. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is a light blue gonfalon ending triangularly with fringe, with the coat of arms in the centre, the name of the community above and branches of olive, fig and vine tree below.



Sveti Petar u Šumi

[Sveti Petar u Šumi]
[Sveti Petar u Šumi]
[Vertical] 1:2 [State Flag]


Adopted: 24th October 2001     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Istarska županija, www.istra-istria.hr 21.11.2006
"Sveti Petar u Šumi", brošura, Općina Sv. Petar u Šumi, 2008.
Statut Općine Sveti Petar u Šumi, 24.10.2001, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motvun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 23/2001, 24.10.2001.
Statut Općine Sveti Petar u Šumi, 08.02.2006, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motvun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 5/2006, 21.02.2006.
Statut Općine Sveti Petar u Šumi, 27.08.2009, Službene novine Grada Pazina i Općina Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Lupoglav, Motvun, Sv. Petar u Šumi i Tinjan, br. 20/2009, 29.09.2009.
Općina Sveti Petar u Šumi, službene stranice općine, www.svpetarusumi.hr, 03.08.2008.

The coat of arms of Sv. Petar u Šumi is azure two keys or in saltire wards down and outward and in a border or a wattle maron. The keys are attributes of the patron and namesake of the community, St. Peter. The flag is orange-yellow, with the coat of arms of-set towards the bottom and encircle with a yellow inscription of the community name in a semi-circle.

The Italian name San Pietro in Selve is today not used officially as the name of community.



Svetvinčenat

[Svetvinčenat] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Svetvinčenat]
Adopted: around 1998 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Turistička zajednica Svetvinčenat www.svetvincenat.hr 03.07.2004.
Statut Općine Svetvinčenat, 28.09.2001., www.svetvincenat.hr 20.10.2004
Statut Općine Svetvinčenat - pročišćeni tekst, 28.89.2009, Službene novine Općine Svetvinčenat, br. 5/2007.
Statut Općine Svetvinčenat, 28.08.2009, Službene novine Općine Svetvinčenat, br. ?/2009, www.svetvincenat.hr, 20.12.2010.

The coat of arms of Svetvinčenat is azure a tower with slanted base and embattlements argent. It represent the castle of Grimani that is the base of the town, built in 13th century and rebuilt to its present shape in 1589, when the same coat of arms carved above the fort entrance may have been made already. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms bordered with white off-set towards the canton.

Until 1997 the name of the community was being spelled Sveti Vinčenat.



Tar - Vabriga – Torre - Abrega

[Tar - Vabriga – <I>Torre - Abrega</I>] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Tar - Vabriga – <I>Torre - Abrega</I>]
Adopted: 31st July 2009     Approved: 24th April 2009
Sources: http://www.istra.com/tar-vabriga/ 10.12.2007.
Zaključak, prihvaća se ponuda Heraldic Art d.o.o. iz Rijeke, 13.10.2008, Službeni glasnik Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, br. 6/2008, 22.10.2008.
Zaključak, likovno rješenje grba Općine, 13.11.2008, Službeni glasnik Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, br. 9/2008, 24.12.2008.
Zaključak, prihvaća se Prijedlog odluke o grbu i zastavi Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, 22.12.2008, Službeni glasnik Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, br. 9/2008, 24.12.2008.
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega te načinu i zaštiti njihove uporabe, 31.07.2009, Službeni glasnik Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, br. 5/2009, 31.07.2009.
Rješenje Središnjeg državnog ureda za upravu, Klasa: UP/I-017-01/09-01/1, Urbroj: 515-09-02-09-3, 24.04.2009.
Statut Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, 09.04.2013, Službeni glasnik Općine Tar-Vabriga-Torre-Abrega, br. 7/2013, 09.04.2013.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Tar - Vabriga is azure in dexter a tree and in sinister tower embattled argent both issuant from a base argent masoned and in chief dexter issunat a sun or. This is based on the historical seal of Tar. The flag is yellow with the coat of arms in the centre of it.

Established in 2006 seceding from the city of Poreč.



Tinjan

[Tinjan] [Normal] [Vertical] 1:2 [State Flag] [Tinjan]
[Tinjan]
Adopted: 28th July 1995     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: Općina Tinjan, http://www.tinjan.hr 15.08.2006
Karate klub Pazin, Dan općine Tinjan, 13.05.2006 http://www.kkpazin.hr 16.08.2006.
"Internacionalni sajam pršuta u Tinjanu s tridesetak izlagača", 06.10.2010., www.ipress.hr
Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Tinjan, 28.07.1995, Službene novine Grada Pazina, br. 10/1995, 19.09.1995.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Tinjan is azure on a base vert a tower argent behind walls of the same. This is based on the historical pattern. The flag is light blue with the coat of arms bordered golden in the centre. The ceremonial flag is prescribed to be the same as the official one, but unlike it made of cotton or polyester, the ceremonial flag is made of silk. A vertical flag is also reported in use, very pale blue with the coat of arms set in the lower half.



Višnjan

Višnjan – Visignano

[Višnjan] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Višnjan]
[Višnjan]
Adopted: 30th March 2006     Approved: 2nd April 2007
Sources: Zvjezdarnica Višnjan, Korado http://astro.visnjan.hr/ 2006.
Statut Općine Višnjan, 09.10.2001, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 10/2001.
Izmjena i dopuna Statuta Općine Višnjan, 08.02.2006, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 01/2006, 13.02.2006.
Statut Općine Višnjan (pročišćeni tekst), 12.04.2007, Službeni glasnik Općine Višnjan, br. 1/2007.
Odluka o grbu, zastavi i lenti Općine Višnjan, 30.03.2006, Službeni glasnik Općine Višnjan, br. 1/2007.
Rješenje Središnjeg državnog ureda za upravu, 2. travnja 2007, kl. UP/I-017-01/06-01/38, urbr. 515-10/06-07-2 (citirano u SGOV, 1/2007)
Statut Općine Višnjan - Visisgnano, 14.09.2009, Službeni glasnik Općine Višnjan, br. 3/2009, 16.09.2009.
Statut Općine Višnjan, 05.04.2013, Službeni glasnik Općine Višnjan, br. 1/2013, 08.04.2013.
Općina Višnjan, www.visnjan.hr, 30.07.2008.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Višnjan is azure on a base gules a fortified city with a tower roofed gules and sinister gates opened between a watchtower topped argent roofed gules topped with a flag also gules and a laurel tree proper. The coat of arms was originally granted in 1828 by Emperor Francis I and it was picturing the city as it was then - a fortified city with the church of St. Anthony that was outside the city walls, as well as the olives that was the main production at the time. The original coat of arms was modernized in 2006, when the tree was replaced with a laurel tree and a path leading to the city from the base was removed.
The flag adopted in 2006 is red with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is a red gonfalon with three triangularly ending golden finged tails, with the coat of arms in the centre between an olive and a vine branch below and the name of the community above. Višnjan is among a few communities having prescribed a sash for the community mayor, being 10 cm wide ribbon in the colour of the flag with the coat of arms set in the centre of it on the front side, to be used in ceremonial occasions.


Višnjan, 199x – 2006

Flag unknown. [Višnjan, 199x – 2006]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Source: Zvjezdarnica Višnjan http://astro.visnjan.hr/ 1998. and 2003.

The traditional coat of arms granted in 1828 by Emperor Franciscus I pictures a fortified city with opened gates and path leading to it between a tower topped with a flag and an olive tree.



Vižinada

Vižinda – Visinada

[Vižinada] [Reconstruction] 1:2 [State Flag] [Vižinada]
Adopted: around 1995 ?     Approved: Unknown.
Sources: Statut Općine Vižinada, 08.10.2001, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 12/01, 21.11.2001. http://www.porec.hr 20.10.2003.
Statut Općine Vižinada, 14.09.2009, Službene novine Općine Vižinada, br. 4/2009.
Statut Općine Vižinada - Visinada (pročišćeni tekst), 05.09.2013, Službene novine Općine Vižinada-Visinada, br. ?/2013, www.vizinada.hr, 20.11.2013.

The coat of arms of Vižinada is the historical coat of arms argent a cross pattee gules throughout and in the first, second and fourth quarter each a brown bob. The flag is yellow with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it.



Vrsar

Vrsar – Orsero

[Vrsar] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Vrsar]
[Vrsar]
Adopted: 15th July 2009     Approved: Yes, date unknown.
Sources: Statut Općine Vrsar, 09.03.2004, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 2/2004, 18.03.2004.
Općina Vrsar, www.vrsar.hr, "Održana 43. sjednica Općinskog poglavarstva", "16. sjednica Općinskog vijeća"
Službene novine općine Vrstar, 2007.
Statut Općine Vrsar, 15.07.2009, Službene novine Općine Vrsar, br. 6/2009, 16.07.2009.
Prilog 1. Statuta Općine Vrsar (likovna rješenja grba, zastave i počasne zastave Općine Vrsar), Službene novine Općine Vrsar, br. 6/2009, 16.07.2009.
Statut Općine Vrsar, 28.03.2013, Službene novine Općine Vrsar, br. 2/2013, 29.03.2013.
Design: Heraldic Art d.o.o. Rijeka based on the historical pattern

The coat of arms of Vrsar is in an oval shield argent an apple tree proper fructed gules issuant from a mount vert supported by two bears rampant also proper. This is the historical coat of arms of Vrsar. The bears are canting the Italian name Orsero. The flag noted is blue with the coat of arms bordered yellow in the centre of it. The ceremonial flag is a blue gonfalon ending trangularly, the coat of arms in its centre, the name of the community in Croatian and in Italian in two arches above and golden branches of olive and vine below.


Vrsar, ca. 1994 – 2009

[Vrsar, ca. 1994 – 2009] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Vrsar, ca. 1994 – 2009]
[Vrsar, ca. 1994 – 2009]
Adopted: 1994     Approved: No, but nevertheless previously in use.
Abandoned: 15th July 2009
Sources: Statut Općine Vrsar, 09.03.2004, Službeni glasnik Grada Poreča, br. 2/2004, 18.03.2004.
Općina Vrsar, www.vrsar.hr, "Održana 43. sjednica Općinskog poglavarstva", "16. sjednica Općinskog vijeća"
Službene novine općine Vrstar, 2007.

Prior to the formalization of the current symbols the historical pattern was used in different colour variations. The symbols as adopted in 1994 were not approved by the central authorities. The flag noted in use in 2006 was blue with the coat of arms in the middle. The flag that was shown on the official web site might have been a ceremonial version, light blue with the golden inscription of the name of the community in Croatian and Italian and fringed yellow.



Žminj

[Žminj] [Normal] 1:2 [State Flag] [Žminj]
Adopted: 1997     Approved: 4th November 1997
Sources: Rješenje Ministarstva uprave, 4.11.1997.
Statut Općine Žminj, 14.08.2009, Službeni glasnik Općine Žminj, br. ?/2009, www.zminj.hr, 20.12.2010.
Information kindly provided by: Marino Tumpić, Žminj

The coat of arms of Žminj is azure on a base vert a city argent to dexter a tree and in sinister chief St. Michael or holding scales and a flaming sword issuant from a cloud argent. The flag is red with the coat of arms off-set to hoist and toward top.



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