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Flag of Crnac - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 May 2013
The municipality of Crnac (1,772 inhabitants in 2011, 668 in the village of Crnac) is located some 40 km south-east of Virovitica.
Željko Heimer, 17 November 2004
The symbols of Carnac are described in the Municipality Statutes, Statut Općine Crnac, published on 17 July 2009 in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Crnac, No. 7 (text). Article 4 prescribes the symbols as follows:
The Municipality of Crnac has a coat of arms, a flag, a ceremonial flag [not mentioned anywhere else].
The symbols from Paragraph 1 of this Article represent the Municipality of Crnac and express the affiliation to the Municipality of Crnac.
The modes of use and protection of the symbols of the Municipality of Crnac shall be determined with a separate Decision of the Mayor, in accordance with the Law and these Statutes.
The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, and approved by the Ministry of Administration / Central State Office for Administration before 2006.
The weekly Virovitićki list (Zemljište hrvatskim braniteljima, 4 March 1997), credits the design of the symbols to Ivan Balta, who presented them in a public lecture. Heraldic Art, however, confirmed that they had made the artwork themselves; Balta must have provided idea for the elements to be included, but the manufacturer cannot recall any direct contact with him.
The flag is described in Article 6 as follows:
The flag of the Municipality of Crnac is rectangular in shape and coloured yellow; in its centre is the coat of arms of the Municipality of Crnac. The flag of the Municipality of Crnac is edged with a black line.
The ratio of width to height of the flag is 1:2.
The coat of arms and the flag shall be used in the manner expressing the traditions and dignity of the Municipality of Crnac.
Željko Heimer, Marko Vitez & Tomislav Šipek, 16 August 2016
Coat of arms of Crnac - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 May 2013
The coat of arms is described in Article 5 as follows:
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Crnac is the historical coat of arms of the Municipality of Crnac.
The size of the coat of arms is 5:6 (width:height), its colour are green and dark yellow.
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Crnac is rectangular in shape with the lower part of the shield is curved toward the outer side.
The coat of arms is coloured green, representing the basic econimic branch of the Municipality - agriculture and woodworks of the Municipality, as well as the relief of the Municipality, of the markedly lowland region.
In the central part of the shield chief are the toponymic symbols of the Municipality, depicted in the hape of two crossed (in the lower part) branches of Turkey oak [Latin, Quercus cerris, Croatian, hrast cer] and French oak [Latin, Quercus robur, Croatian, hrast lužnjak].
The name of the Community of Crnac comes from the town of Crnac, whose name is derived from the Turkey oak, which was once more abundant in the region than today.
The second largest place in the Municipality is Veliki Rastovac, also including the oak toponym (Hrastovac or Rastovac). The branches are different in the shades of shapes of the oak leaves and fruits.
The branches are connected in the base forming a unique figure (the shape of cross with diagonally set branches associating to the chervil cross of St. John the Baptist).
St. John the Baptist is the patron saint of the Municipality of Crnac. The elements of the coat of arms as well as the coat of arms itself is outlined with a black line.
Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 12 December 2011
Table flag of Crnac - Image by Željko Heimer, 13 September 2013