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Flag of Debarca - Image by Mello Luchtenberg, 31 October 2009
The municipality of Debarca (5,507 inhabitants; 425.39 sq. km) is made of the 30 settlements of Arbinovo, Belčišta (seat of the municipality), Botun, Brežani, Belmej, Bolino, Brbjani, Godivje, Gorenci, Gorno Sredorečne, Grko Pole, Dolno Sredorečne, Zlesti, Izdeglavje, Klimeštani, Laktinje, Lešani, Mešeišta, Mramorec, Novo Selo, Ozdoleni, Orovnik, Pesočani, Slatino, Slatinski Čiflik, Slivovo, Sošani, Trebeništa, Turje and Crvena Voda.
The municipality is named after the valley of Debarca, located north of lake Ohrid in western North Macedonia.
Ivan Sache & Željko Heimer, 18 June 2006
The flag of Debarca (Wikipedia), is vertical, blue with a red cross skewed to the flag's hoist and the municipal arms, surrounded by a ring of 30 yellow stars (for the 30 villages?) placed in the center of the cross.
Valentin Poposki & Ivan Sache, 31 October 2009
Flag of Belčišta - Image by Mello Luchtenberg & António Martins, 16 September 2006
The municipality of Belčišta (3,354 inhabitants in 1994) was incorporated into the municipality of Debarca in 2004.
The flag of Belčišta (Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website, page no longer online), wass a vertical flag in proportions 2:1, vertically divided red-yellow-blue with six rows of four white stars each placed in the center of the yellow stripe.
Ivan Sache, 10 June 2006
This flag might also have an horizontal version red-over-yellow-over-blue. The colours probably originate from the emblem of the town.
Željko Heimer, 30 January 2002
Flag of Mešeišta - Image by Mello Luchtenberg & António Martins, 13 November 2006
The municipality of Mešeišta (2,918 inhabitants in 1994) was incorporated into the municipality of Debarca in 2004.
Mešeišt is known as the place where the headquarters of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party was moved to from Ohrid in January 1943. The municipality was erected in 1966; beforehand, it was part of Ohrid.
The flag of Mešeišta (Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website, page no longer online), was vertical, in proportions 2:1. The charge on the flag is derived from the sun which is placed in the top of the municipal coat of arms. Accordingly, the real flag has probably the sun on top and not on bottom as shown on the image. This seems to be confirmed bya more recent version of the Macedonian Ministry of Local Self-Government website (page no longer online, either), which shows the flag as horizontal, with the sun near the hoist; proper rotation of the flag will logically place the sun on top.
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2006