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Hrastnik (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Hrastnik]      [Vertical flag of Hrastnik]

Flag of Hrastnik, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 26 December 2001

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Presentation of Hrastnik

Hrastnik history traces back to the Roman era due to the navigability of the river Sava. Modern development began in the second half of the 19th century. As it can be guessed from the former coat of arms, Hrastnik is an important coal-mining site.

Željko Heimer, 26 December 2001

Flag of Hrastnik

The flag and arms of Hrastnik are prescribed by Decision Odlok o grbu in zastavi Občine Hrastnik (text), adopted on 7 May 1998 by the Municipal Council and published on 15 May 1998 in the local gazette Uradni vestnik Zasavja, No. 7.
The is repeated in the Municipality Statutes Statut Občine Hrastnik, adopted on 4 March 1999 by the Municipal Council and published on 10 March 1999 in Uradni vestnik Zasavja, No. 3 (text), and in the current Statutes Čistopis Statuta Občine Hrastnik, adopted on 26 May 2010 by the Municipal Council and published on 27 May 2010 in Uradni vestnik Zasavja, No. 17 (text)

The symbols were designed by Valt Jurečič of Heraldika d.o.o. and Heraldica Slovenica, who kindly provided drawings from which the images shown on this page were made.

The flag is rectangular in proportions 2:5, vertically divided green-white-green (3:4:3), so that the white field is square, containing the eradicated oak tree from the coat of arms in the middle.

The colour specifications are:
- Yellow: CMYK (%) 0-20-100-0 / Intercolor Y100-M10;
- Red: CMYK (%) 0-90-100-10 / Intercolor Y100-M90;
- Blue (not used!): CMYK (%) 100-35-0-10 / Intercolor C100-M50;
- Green: CMYK (%) 100-0-100-40 / Intercolor C100-Y100.

Željko Heimer, 5 November 2012

Coat of arms of Hrastnik

[Coat of arms of Hrastnik]

Coat of arms of Hrastnik - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 January 2002

The coat of arms is "Argent from a base sable growing an oak tree gules with three leaves vert".
Valt explained that the coat of arms is canting, hrast meaning "an oak". The black base symbolises the resources of the subsoil (coal mines). The red trunk should remind the revolutionary history, since mining industry produced strong trade unions. The first strike in Slovenia broke out in Hrastnik in 1883.

Željko Heimer, 22 January 2006

Former coats of arms of Hrastnik

[Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]         [Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]         [Former coat of arms of Hrastnik]

Former coats of arms of Hrastnik - Images by Željko Heimer, 9 Spetember 2004
From left to right, 1992-1998, 1991-1992, and before independence

As shown by Zalokar [zal90], the former coats of arms of Hrastnik have a golden, H-shaped, background with a green base, over this is a green "shield" with two factories and in chief a black rectangle with two crossed golden hammers. The black rectangle and green shield are connected with a diagonal, green-black bend.
The coat of arms used before the independence of Slovenia has a white chief with a red five-pointed star and the name of the municipality in black capital letters.

Željko Heimer, 9 September 2004