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Flag of Mali Lošinj - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 June 2003
Mali Lošinj is situated on the island of the same name (Lošinj). In the adminstraive reorganization of Croatia in 1993, it was given the Municipality status, but the Town status was returned in 1997.
Željko Heimer, 9 July 2000
The symbols of Mali Lošinj are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Mali Lošinj, adopted on 23 August 1996 by the Municipality Assembly and published the same day in the County official gazette Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, No. 21.
Soon afterwards Correction Ispravak Odluke o grbu i zastavi Općine Mali Lošinj was published in 18 October 1996 in Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, No. 24.
Decision Odluka o izmjeni i dopuni Odluke o grbu i zastavi Općine Mali Lošinj, adopted on 15 May 2003 by the Town Assembly and published on 23 May 2003 in Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, No. 13, mostly changes the word "Municipality" to the word "Town" where appropriate.
The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
The Correction to the original Decision adds "with a golden (yellow) border around it [the coat of arms]" that was inadvertently omitted from the original text describing the flag.
Željko Heimer & Valentin Poposki,22 February 2009
Coat of arms of Mali Lošinj - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003
The coat of arms is "Azure a three-masted sailing ship maroon with full sails or".
The arms must originate from sometime in the 19th centruy, when the port took a bigger importance than the nearby Veli Losinj ("veli" meaning greater, "mali" lesser, though these attributes are no longer accurate). It seems that such a coat of arms in different artistical renditions was used throughout the 20th century, as shown by Zmajić [zma71].
Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003