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Flag of Pakrac - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 November 2015
The Town of Pakrac (8,460 inhabitants in 2011, 4,842 in the town of Pakrac) is located some 40 km west of Požega on the traditional westernmost border of Slavonia. In the 1992/93 reform Pakrac was granted the Municipality status, which was upgraded to Town status in 1997.
Željko Heimer, 28 September 2003
The symbols of Pakrac are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Pakraca - pročišćeni tekst, adopted on 13 September 2001 by the Town Assembly and published in the Town official gazette Službeni glasnik grada Pakraca, No. 7. This is a consolidated Decision, referring an earlier Decision updating the former symbols of Pakrac. The currently valid prescription of the symbols is Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Pakraca, adopted on 16 December 2009 and published on 17 December 2009 in Službeni glasnik Grada Pakraca, No. 7.
The symbols were approved on 25 June 2001 by the Ministry of Justice, Administration and Local Self-Government.
The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow and black, in the middle.
Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 9 November 2015
Coat of arms of Pakrac - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 November 2009
The coat of arms is "Azure between two bars wavy argent a marten passant proper".
The 1996 Decision (see below) refers to the historic coat of arms to be "based on the historicy town arms from 18th century, as was depicted on the
ceiling of the chapel of Mother of God of Snow in 1925". This is, no
doubt, reference to the chapel of Mother of God of Sljeme, built in
1932. The chapel was built to commemorate the millennium of the Croatian Kingdom, celebrated in 1925, but commemorative monuments were
being erected several years afterwards. The chapel's ceiling beautifully depicts the arms of various Croatian towns.
The new wording of the Decision after amendment refers to a document issued by the Croatian State Archives, confirming that they hold in their collections a depiction of the arms of Pakrac, dated 1932. This is one of the latest granted arms in the region; later on the coats of arms were adopted locally.
The 2001 consolidated text provides only reference to the document by its official numbers. This is repeated in the 2009 Decision.
Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014
Table flag of Pakrac - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 September 2016
The table flag (photo) is a vertical version of the official flag with the coat of arms slightly offset to the top with the town name inscribed in golden beneath the arms.
Željko Heimer & Ivan Grbac, 9 September 2016
Former flag of Pakrac - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014
The first symbols of Pakrac were prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi općine Pakrac, adopted on 19 March 1996 by the Municipality Assembly and published in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Pakrac, No. 3.
While the prescribed coat of arms was basically as it is today, the flag was prescribed as "light grey with the coat of arms in the centre". This flag was probably never produced.
Željko Heimer, 1 April 2014