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Razkrižje (Municipality, Slovenia)

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[Flag of Razkrizje]       [Vertical flag of Razkrilje]

Flag of Razkrižje, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 4 October 2002

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Presentation of Razkrižje

For a short period after the Second World War, Razkrižje was, together with the neighouring municipality of Štrigova, today in Croatia, first given to Slovenia, then shortly to Croatia, to be divided as currently in 1950s. This is due to the Catholic parishes division, namely Razkrižje was made a separate parish from Štrigova only in 1942, both being parts of the Zagreb Archdiocese. It was decided by the Holy See only in 1994 that Raskrižje would become part of the Maribor diocese, following the partition of Yugoslavia.

Željko Heimer, 20 May 2006

Municipal flag of Razkrižje

The flag and arms of Razkrižje are prescribed by Decision Odlok o simbolih, prazniku in priznanjih Občine Razkrižje, adopted on 27 June 2000 and published in the official Slovene gazette Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 76/2000.

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 of Razkrižje is of a design characteristic of the Slovene municipal flags. A cross of unusual shape is made of a combination of an horizontal division in three stripes and a vertical division in three unequal stripes, which is often known as Canadian pale. Therefore, the flag has four rectangles, one in each corner, while the main field forms an unusual wide cross. The vertical arm of the cross is square and bears some attribute from the coat of arms as a rule.
The flag overall proportions are 2:5. It can be easily shown that the corner rectangles should be 1/3 h x 3/4 h, h being the flag height.

The flag of Razkrižje has such a white cross on a blue field, with Ivan's source (Ivanov izvir) with hands from the coat of arms within an ornamental blue frame as the central attribute.

Željko Heimer, 4 October 2002

Coat of arms of Razkrižje

[Coat of arms of Razkrizje]

Coat of arms of Razkrižje - Image by Željko Heimer, 4 October 2002

The coat of arms of Razkrižje is "Tierced in embowed pile, chief dexter argent six streams azure falling from three mounts vert onto the open hands proper sleaved of the last and couped, chief sinister azure a church argent windowed or and roofed gules, and in base gules a Latin cross couped argent issuant from the base".
The charges in the white field refer to the water source called Ivan's source Ivanov izvir, the church pictured is the Razkrižje church. The cross is canting for the name of the municipality, freely translated as "crossroads".

Željko Heimer, 4 October 2002