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Brdovec (Municipality, Zagreb County, Croatia)

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[Municipal flag]

Flag of Brdovec - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 October 2010

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Presentation of Brdovec

The municipality of Brdovec (10,287 inhabitants in 2001) is located some 30 km west of Zagreb, due west of Zaprešić, on the border with Slovenia. The municipality is made of the the village of Brdovec (2,310 inh.) and another 12 smaller settlements located along the main road and rail road upstream river Sava.
A number of castles and manors were erected in the region by nobility in the 19th century. The St. Vitus church was already mentioned in 1334. According to a local legend, a statue of St. Vitus was found flooded along the banks of Sava and the church was erected there in his honour.

Željko Heimer, 4 February 2015

Flag of Brdovec

The symbols of Brdovec are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Brdovec, adopted on 21 April 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 22 October 2000 in the Zagreb County official gazette Glasnik Zagrebačke Županije, No. 17.

The flag is described in Article 8 of the Decision, as follows:

The flag of the municipality of Brdovec is rectangular in shape with the ratio of the side length two to one and with a spear along the shorter side. The flag is coloured light blue. In the centre of the flag is the coat of arms of the municipality of Brdovec.

The symbols, designed by Drago Jančić and Slavko Bratić, and by the academic sculptor Dragutin Grgas, as a coauthor, were approved on 3 July 1998 by the Ministry of Administration.
The symbols are pictured and described in the book Brdovečki zbornik, edited by Stjepan Laljak (Matica Hrvatska, Zaprešić, 2002).

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 22 September 2016

Coat of arms of Brdovec

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Brdovec - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 October 2010

The coat of arms is described in Article 6 the Decision, as follows:

The heraldic shield is a classical one. In the central part of it, on blue background is a couldron in which is St. Vitus coloured golden on red flames of fire. In the shield base is in a green hill.

The hill (Croatian; brdo) makes the arms canting. The arms further refer to the main altar of the parish church and to ecclesiastic literature recounting how St. Vitus was, after torture, thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 22 September 2016