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Flag of Nova Bukovica - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 April 2005
The municipality of Nova Bukovica (2,096 inhabitants in 2001, 872 in the village of Nova Bukovica proper) is located some 35 km south-east of Virovitica, just southeast of Slatina.
Željko Heimer, 18 November 2004
The symbols of Nova Bukovica are prescribed by Decision Odluka o izmjenama Odluke o grbu i zastavi Općine Nova Bukovica, adopted on 24 June 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Nova Bukovica.
The symbols are described in Article 6 of the Municipality Statutes Statut Opčine Nova Bukovica, adopted on 14 July 2009 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 15 August 2009 in Službeni glasnik Opčine Nova Bukovica, No. 9.
The symbols, designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, were consecrated on 15 August 2008 by the parish priest, Alojzije Stanek (Počeli radovi na vodoopskrbnoj mreži, Virovitički list, 21 August 1998).
The flag is in proportions 1:2, dark blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 2 December 2009
Coat of arms of Nova Bukovica - Image by Željko Heimer, 26 April 2005
The coat of arms is "Gules an unicorn rampant argent".
Željko Heimer, 26 April 2005
Ceremonial flag of Nova Bukovica - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 August 2016
The ceremonial flag is a light blue gonfalon ending triangularly with fringe, with the coat of arms in the centre of it, the name of the municipality in three arches above, and branches of birch (Croatian, "bukva", making the flag canting) in the base.
Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 31 August 2016
Former flag andarms of Nova Bukovica (reconstruction) - Images by Željko Heimer, 17 August 2016
The first symbols of Nova Bukovica were prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Nova Bukovica, adopted on 12 Decmber 1998 by the Municipality Council and published in Službeni glasnik Opčine Nova Bukovica, No. 4.
The flag is described in Article 11 of the Decision, as follows:
The flag of the municipality of Nova Bukovica is rectangular in shape in proportions 1:2 and it is coloured blue. In the centre of the flag is set the coat of arms of the municipality of Nova Bukovica.
The coat of arms is described in Article 9 of the Decision, as follows:
The coat of arms of the municipality of Nova Bukovica is made after the historical pattern of the coat of arms of the parish of Nova Bukovica from the first half of the 19th century. The coat of arms of the municipality of Nova Bukovica is rectangular in shape, in proportions 6:7, with its central frame ending in a point. The coat of arms is coloured yellow and quartered by a central, white cross. In the top left and the bottom right fields is a twoer coloured red with a base in green colour. In the top right and the bottom left fields is a green birch leaf with a green base beneath it. The red tower symbolizes the historical continuity and defensive character of Nova Bukovica in history.
The process of adoption of municipal symbols was initiated by Decision Odluka o pokretanju postupka za izradu općinskog grba i zastave, adopted on 19 September 1996 and commissioning Dr. Ivan Balta, "an
expert in heraldry" to draft proposals.
Ivan Balta held a public lecture in Nova Bukovica presenting his design to citizens. The flag is blue, symbolizing unity and concord. The coat of arms, based on parish seal of Nova Bukovica dated 1812, is quartered in "pontifical yellow", including two red towers to symbolize defense and birch (Croatian, bukva) leaves to symbolize the place name. The five "points" (embattlements?) of the towers stand for the five points of a nobility coronet and, thus, for the local nobility.
[Simbolika blagostanja i slobode, Virovitički list, 29 November 1996]
the Municipality Assembly adopted some amendments to the
coat of arms and the flags: "There shall be some minor changes since the best solutions were sought, but the symbols will be put in use on the Municipality Day."
[Izabrano Poglavarstvo, Virovitički list, 18 July 1997]
The amended symbols were not unveiled and the "minor changes" were not published in any gazette or elsewhere.
Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 18 August 2016