Last modified: 2010-11-06 by ivan sache
Keywords: hrastnik | hammers: 2 (yellow) | factories: 2 (black) | oak tree | leaf: oak | star (red) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
Municipal flag of Hrastnik, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 26 December 2001
Hrastnik history traces back to the Roman era due to the navigability of the river Sava. Modern development began in the second half of the 19th century. As it can be guessed from the former coat of arms, Hrastnik is an important coal-mining site.
Željko Heimer, 26 December 2001
The flag and arms of Hrastnik are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Hrastnik (text), adopted on 7 May 1998 and published on 15 May 1998 in the local gazette Uradni vestnik Zasavja, 7/1998.
The symbols were designed by Valt Jurečič of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.
The flag is rectangular in proportions 2:5, vertically divided green-white-green 3:4:3, so that the white field is square, containing the eradicated oak tree from the coat of arms in the middle.
The colour specifications are:
- Yellow: CMYK 0-20-100-0 / Intercolor Y100-M10;
- Red: CMYK 0-90-100-10 / Intercolor Y100-M90;
- Blue (not used!): CMYK 100-35-0-10 / Intercolor C100-M50;
- Green: CMYK 100-0-100-40 / Intercolor C100-Y100.
Željko Heimer, 25 June 2010
Coat of arms of Hrastnik - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002
The coat of arms can be blazoned as "Argent from a base sable growing an oak tree gules with three leaves vert".
Valt explained that the attribute in the coat of arms is canting, hrast meaning "oak". The black base symbolises the geological wealth (coal mines). The red trunk should remind the revolutionary history, since mining industry produced strong trade unions. The first strike in Slovenia broke out in Hrastnik in 1883.
Željko Heimer, 22 January 2006
Former coats of arms of Hrastnik - Images by Željko
Heimer, 9 Spetember 2004
From left to right, 1992-1998, 1991-1992, and before independence
As shown by Zalokar [zal90], the former coats of arms of Hrastnik have a golden, H-shaped, background with a
green base, over this is a green "shield" with two factories and in
chief a black rectangle with two crossed golden hammers. The black
rectangle and green shield are connected with a diagonal bend of
black and green.
The coat of arms used before the independence of Slovenia has a red five-pointed star and bears the name of the municipality.
Željko Heimer, 9 September 2004