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Obrovac (Town, Zadar County, Croatia)

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Flag of Obrovac - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 August 2009

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Presentation of Obrovac

The Town (status granted in 1997) of Obrovac (4,333 inhabitants in 2001, 985 in the village of Obrovac proper; he neighbouring village of Kruševo is more populous, with 1,095 inh.) is located at the confluence of Zrmanja river into the Adriatic Sea, at the nothern border of traditional Dalmatia, just south of the high slopes of southern end of the Velebit mountain range.
During the 20th century, until the 1990s somewhat over 60% of the population were Serbs, but today they represent only some 13%. While the town was mostly Serb populated, Kruševo and a few other villages were Croat populated.

Željko Heimer, 27 August 2009

Flag of Obrovac

The symbols of Obrovac are described in the Town Statutes, adopted in 2009.

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

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

Željko Heimer, 27 August 2009

Coat of arms of Obrovac

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Obrovac - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 August 2009

The coat of arms is "Gules a goat rampant argent next to a hornbeam eradicated vert fructed or".
The hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is native to the region. Goats were traditionally herded in the region of sparse vegetation among which the hornbeam is noticeable.

Željko Heimer, 27 August 2009

Ceremonial flag of Obrovac

The ceremonial flag (photo) is a blue gonfalon with three triangularly ending tails with golden ornaments (details unknown), with the coat of arms in the centre and the name of the town above.
The table flag (photo) is somewhat different - being rectangular with triangular ending (pentagonal) and ornaments arranged differently.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 10 August 2012