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Flag of Dvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 October 2013
The municipality of Dvor (5,570 inhabitants in 2011, 1,408 in the village of Dvor) is located on river Una and, therefore, often referred to as Dvor na Uni.
Željko Heimer, 15 December 2002
The symbols of Dvor (municipal website) are prescribed by (unpublished) Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Dvor, adopted on 22 September 1998 by the Municipality Assembly. The Decision was approved on 8 February 1999 by the Ministry of Administration, which pointed out the lackof minor procedural issues. Accordingly, the original Decision was amended as Odluka o izmjenama i dopunama Odluke o grbu i zastavi Općine Dvor, adopted on 28 April 1999 by the Municipality Council and published on 30 April 1999 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Sisačko-morlavačke županije, No. 4.
The symbols are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Opžine Dvor, adopted on 5 October 2001 and published in Službeni vjesnik Sisačko-morlavačke županije, No. 19.
The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.
Article 10 of the original Decision describes the flag as follows:
The flag of the Municipality of Dvor is single-coloured blue, with a ratio of length to width of 2:1, in accordance with the Law. In the centre of the flag, at the crossing point of diagonals is the coat of arms of the municipality, on both sides, outlined with a golden ribbon.
Željko Heimer, 13 February 2015
Coat of arms of Dvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 October 2013
Article 7 of the original Decision describes the coat of arms as follows:
In a triangular shield, on a blue field, top: crossed golden key and sword with golden hilt and silver blade; bottom: golden minted coin.
As kindly explained by Darko Prebeg, expert in medieval Croatian coins, the bezant is a representation of the reverse of a golden Groschen, minted in 1527 in Gvozdansko, near Dvor, for Duke Nikola III Šubić Zrinski (Nicholas III Zrinski; Hungarian: Zrínyi III. Miklós). While the obverse of the coin pictures the duke and is inscribed with the minting year, the reverse depicts the Zrinski coat of arms (two spread wings in a shield topped with a helmet with a mantle, a wing issuing from a crown) surrounded with the inscription "MONETA * NICOLAI * COMITI * SER[YN]" (mint of Nicholas duke of Zrin). Such Groschen, and even better known Thalers, were minted in Gvozdansko (mostly in silver, but also in gold or tin) in several variants during the 16th century (photo, photo). The fortress of Zrin, the namesake of Zrinski, is also located near Dvor.
The key and sword must stand for Sts. Peter and Paul, to whom a chapel in Dvor was dedicated. Erected in the 19th century, the chapel was destroyed in the 1990s during the Serb occupation.
Željko Heimer, 13 February 2015
Ceremonial flag of Dvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 October 2013
The ceremonial flag (photo) is a vertical dark blue gonfalon ending triangularly with a golden fringe and with the coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality in two arches above and branches of oak and linden below.
Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 22 December 2007
Table flag of Dvor - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 October 2013
The table flag is a vertical dark blue flag with the coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality in two arches above and branches of oak and linden below.
Željko Heimer, 2 November 2007