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Drenovci (Town, Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia)

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Presentation of Drenovci

The municipality of Drenovci (7,427 inhabitants in 2001, 3,042 in the village of Drenovci) is located in the south-eastern corner of Slavonia in Spačva region, on the northern bank of river Sava, opposite Brčko.
Drenovci is considered the centre of Cvelferija (from German zwlf, "twelve"), an historical region under the responsibility of the Austro-Hiungarian 12th Company in the Military Border. Drenovci is the birth place of the matallurgist Franjo Hanaman (1848-1941), inventor, with Alexander Just (1874-1937) oi the first applied electric light-bulb with a metal filament (tungsten), which wwould be eventually produced by General Electrics in the US.

Željko Heimer, 20 July 2016


Table flag of Drenovci

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Table flag of Drenovci - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 July 2016

The table flag of Drenovci (photo, photo) is a white vertical flag with the emblem in the centre, over the inscription of the municipality's name in two rows, all brown.

The emblem depicts an oak twig with three acorns. The design was chosen to indicate wood industry as base for the historical and current development of Drenovci. The oak forests were abundant in the region and are still an important resource.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 20 July 2016