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Orehovica (Municipality, Međimurje County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Orehovica - Image by Željko Heimer, 21 June 2012

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Presentation of Orehovica

Orehovica is located a few km south-east of Čakovec, along river Drava river between Nedelišće and Prelog. Population is 2,769 according to the 2001 census, 1,659 in the village of Orehovica proper.
The municipality was created in 1997 by secession from Mala Subotica, located northwards.

Željko Heimer, 8 February 2004

Flag of Orehovica

The symbols of Orehovica are prescribed by Decision Odluka o donošenju grba i zastave općine Orehovica, adopted on 18 April 2002 by the Commission in charge of the selection of the symbols and not published in any official gazette. The adoption of the symbols was reported in the local newspapers Međimurje - županijske novine (Orah na grb i zastavu Orehovice, 4 June 2002) and Međimurske novine (Proslavljen Dan općine Orehovica, 5 June 2002).
The symbols were quickly (16 July 2002) approved by the Ministry of Justice, Administration and Local Self-Government.

The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, light blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 21 June 2012

Coat of arms of Orehovica

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Orehovica - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 August 2009

The coat of arms (municipal website) is "Argent a walnut proper".
The arms are canting: orah, oreh, means "a walnut" in the regional dialect.

Željko Heimer, 15 August 2009

Ceremonial flag of Orehovica

[Ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Orehovica - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 August 2009

The ceremonial flag (municipal website), not prescribed in the Decision, is a light blue gonfalon ending triangularly with a golden fringe along the bottom, with the coat of arms in the middle, the name of the municipality in two arches above and crossed branches of linden and elm below.
The branches symbolize the other two settlements in the community: the linden represents Vularija, which was known for honey production, and the elm represents Podbrest, whose name means "under the elm".

Željko Heimer, 15 August 2009