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Goričan (Municipality, Međimurje County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Goričan - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006

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Presentation of Goričan

Goričan is located 20 km east of Čakovec. Population was 3,148 in 2001.
Today the place is best known as being the site of the most important border crossing towards Hungary, the new highway being also the main road towards most of Eastern Europe. The Hungarian side of the border crossing is Letenye.

Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006

Flag of Goričan

The symbols of Goričan are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Goričan, adopted on 3 February 2006 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 4 February 2006 in the County official gazette Službeni glasnik Međimurske županije, No. 1.

The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, light blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 3 November 2007

Coat of arms of Goričan

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Goričan - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006

The coat of arms is "Gules a mount issuant from the base vert and in the chief argent three forget-me-not azure seeded or".
The arms are canting: the place name suggests it to be on a higher ground, here a hill.

Željko Heimer, 15 July 2006

Earlier coat of arms of Goričan

[Municipality coat of arms]

Earlier coat of arms of Goričan - Image by Željko Heimer, 3 January 2016

A map (photo, photo, photo, photo) located in the Međimurje County Hall shows the coat of arms of some municipalities, all of them adopted before 2004. The coat of arms labelled "Goričan" (photo) is "Gules a bend argent overall a cinquefoil azure seeded of the second".
The status of this coat of arms is unknown. The news article reporting the adoption of the current symbols (Uskoro grb i zastava, Međimurske novine, No. 2,650, 7 February 2006), reported, among others, that the procedure of adoption of the municipal symbols had started in 2000, but that "nothing has actually been done about it" until the time of the report. It would imply that this early coat of arms or proposal was not known to the reporter covering the municipal news.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 3 January 2016

Ceremonial flag of Goričan

[Ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Goričan - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 July 2016

The ceremonial flag (photo) is a light blue gonfalon ending triangularly and with a golden fringe with the coat of arms in the middle, above it golden inscription of the municipality name and below it a wheat and corn stalks.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 25 July 2016