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Probištip (Municipality, North Macedonia)


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Flag of Probištip - Image by Tomislav šipek, 7 March 2018

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Presentation of Probištip

The municipality of Probištip (7,141 inhabitants; 888.97 sq. km), located in northeastern North Macedonia, is made of the town of Probištip and of the 35 settlements of Buneš, Bučište, Gajranci, Gorni Stubol, Gorno Barbarevo, Grizilevci, Gujnovci, Dobrevo, Dolni Stubol, Dolno Barbarevo, Dreveno, Drenok, Zarepnici, Zelengrad, Zletovo, Jamište, Kalište, Kukovo, Kuldino, Lezovo, Lesnovo, Marčino, Neokazi, Pestršino, Petrišino, Pišica, Plešanci, Puzderci, Ratavica, Strisovci, Strmoš, Tripatanci, Troolo, Tursko Rudari, and Štalkovica.

Ivan Sache, 11 Avril 2010

Flag of Probištip

The symbols of Probištip were adopted on 23 December 2015.
The flag is horizontally divided green-white-green, charged in the center with a white square diamond encompassing the municipal coat of arms, outlined in gold yellow. The diamond is surrounded by two green sledgehammers crossed in saltire.

The stand-alone coat of arms is "Argent a three-peaked mount vert a church argent surrounded by two bezants argents charged with two sledgehammers vert in saltire in base three fesses wavy argent./ The shield outlined or and surrounded by a garland of mulberry leaves or s, surmounted by a mural crown or.
The mining tools recall the local lead-zinc ore deposits, evaluated at some 10 million tons.
[ Municipal website]

Tomislav šipek & Ivan Sache, 7 March 2018

The selected design for the greater coat of arms lacks a wreath. The composition of gold mulberry leaves placed around the shield can not be called a wreath. A wreath of two branches and a ribbon was part of the competition as part of the criteria to be applied when selecting the best ranked design.
The selected design for the flag, however, has a different coat of arms from the adopted one. With the removal of the crossed mining hammers from the shield and their placement outside of it, the blazon was changed and so that becomes a different coat of arms.

Kosta Stamatovski (blog), 29 December 2015