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Pićan (Municipality, Istria County, Croatia)

Pedena

Last modified: 2014-03-08 by ivan sache
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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Pićan - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009


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Presentation of Pićan

Pićan (Italian, Pedena; German, Piben, Bibne) is located some 12 km south-east of Pazin and 60 km north-east of Pula. It has just under 2,000 inhabitants, living in 10 smaller villages and towns, only about 300 in the old town of the same name.
It was established in the Roman times as an important military stronghold called Petina and was until the 18th century the seat of the first Istrian Diocese, established in the 5th century; it is now a titular Diocese, some claiming that this is the 5th Diocese established in the Church, the Roman being the 1st. The inhabitants are mostly Croats (85%), and some 10% declare themselves as Istrians, all speaking Croatian. The LegendFest festival of folk stories, legends and fantasy is held every year in Pićan.

Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009


Flag of Pićan

The flag of Pićan (photo) is in proportions 1:2, light blue with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009


Coat of arms of Pićan

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Pićan - Image by Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009

The coat of arms is "Azure a fortress with embattled walls and an embattled tower argent, in the base a fleur-de -lis and in the chief two mullets of eight also argent".
This is based on the historical coat of arms of Pićan.

Željko Heimer, 11 September 2009