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Duga Resa (Town, Karlovac County, Croatia)

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Flag of Duga Resa - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 October 2011


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Flag of Duga Resa

The symbols of Duga Resa are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Duge Rese, adopted on 25 June 1998 by the Town Assembly and published the same year in the Town official gazette Službneni glasnik Grada Duge Rese, No. 4. Amendment Odluka o izmjeni Odluke o grbu i zastavi Grada Duge Rese, adopted on 29 September 2009 by the Town Assembly and published on 9 October 2009 in Službneni glasnik Grada Duge Rese, No. 7, change procedural issues only (on who grants the use of arms, after the reform of the Town administration structure).
The symbols are described in the amended Town Statutes, Statutarna odluka o izmjenama Statuta Grada Duge Rese adopted on 1 October 1998 by the Town Assembly and published the same year in Službneni glasnik Grada Duge Rese, No. 5. This is repeated in all the subsequent Statutes and in the current Town Statutes Statut Grada Duge Rese, adopted on 15 July 2009 by the Town Assembly and published on 21 July 2009 in Službneni glasnik Grada Duge Rese, No. 5,

The symbols, designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, were approved on 2 September 1998 by the Ministry of Administration.

The flag is described in Article 5 of the Decision as follows:

The flag of the Town of Duga Resa is of single colour, coloured green, in ratio of length to width of 2:1. In the centre of the flag at the crossing point of the diagonals on both side is the coat of arms of the Town of Duga Resa edged with a thin golden yellow border ribbon. The height of the coat of arms on the flag is 2/3 of the flag's height.

Željko Heimer, 23 July 2016


Coat of arms of Duga Resa

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Duga Resa - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 October 2011

The coat of arms is described in Article 5 of the Decision as follows:

The coat of arms of the Town of Duga Resa is in a triangular heart-shaped shield 13 equally wide alternating green-white (silver) wavy bars (ribbons), the first at the top being green.

Željko Heimer, 23 July 2016


Variants of the symbols

[Town coat of arms]         [Town coat of arms]

Flag and arms of Duga Resa, as shown on the Heraldic Art website - Images by Željko Heimer, 21 October 2007

While the Statutes of Duga Resa expressely state that there should be 13 wavy stripes in the coat of arms, the coat of arms shown on the Heraldic Art website have only 12 stripes.
The explanation for the discrepancy is unknown, but I am quite convinced that the 13-striped design is what is used nowadays.

Željko Heimer, 21 October 2007


Ceremonial flag of Duga Resa

The ceremonial flag is described in Article 10 of the Decision as follows:

The ceremonial flag (gonfalon) is dimensioned 80 x 160, cut so: - at the top three bearing loops and in the bottom three tails, among which the central is the longest. Along the edges it is ornamented with golden border ribbons, and at the bottom of tails with golden fringe. In the centre of the flag is the coat of arms of the Town of Duga Resa, above which is inscribed in golden letters "Grad Duga Resa", and beneath the coat of arms, in the tails of the ceremonial flag, the ornaments in accordance with the graphical design. The hanging equipment is composed of an ornamental gilded staff with balls at the ends and golden cord and hanging rings. The equipment also includes a carrying spear. The ceremonial flag is set with its length vertically.

The description of the ceremonial flag is not included in the subsequent 2001 Statutes; in the 2009 and 2013 Statutes, it is again mentioned, without any description.

Željko Heimer, 23 July 2016


Table flag of Duga Resa

[Town flag]

Table flag of Duga Resa - Image by Željko Heimer, 21 July 2016

The table flag (photo, photo) is in the shape of a ceremonial flag, ending triangularly, with the coat of arms in the centre, the linden and oak branches below and the town's name inscribed in two arches above.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 21 July 2016


Former symbols of Duga Resa

[Town coat of arms]         [Flag]

Former flag and arms of Duga Resa - Images by Željko Heimer, 21 July 2016

The former symbols of Duga Resa must have been adopted on 10 February 1994 by the Town Assembly, together with the Town Statutes Statut Grada Duge Rese, published in Službneni glasnik Grada Duge Rese, No. 1.

The flag is described in Article 5 as follows:

The flag of the Town of Duga Resa is composed of two horizontal stripes. The top field is white while the bottom is blue. In the bottom and the top field, in the centre, are attached the Tosn's arms. The flag shall be edged around with gold (the official Town's flag) or in a simpler manufacture with white, that is, blue ribbon.

The coat of arms is described in Article 5 as follows:

The coat of arms of the Town of Duga Resa is composed of an oval shield divided horizontally in three fields. In the top field on the background of blue jacket, a very characteristic part of the folk costume of the Duga Resa region, coloured golden, is set horizontally embroidered graphically simple detail of a wattled curl. In the second field flows a wide wavy stripe of the blueish-green river Mrežnica, the other important natural characteristic of the Town of Duga Resa. In the third, lowest field, is visible a part of the Croatian coat of arms, red-silver squares, symbolizing the affiliation of the Town to the State of Croatia. The coat of arms is edged with a golden line of the same width as the wattled curl.

The local magazine Duga Resa glasnik Grada Duge Rese i općina Barilović, Bosiljevo, Generalski Stol i Netretić, No. 4, 17 February 1994, reports the session of the Town Assembly during which the former symbols of Duga Rese were adopted (article). A photo shows various proposals being displayed, probably during the jury session.
The adopted symbols were designed by Ružica Salopek, an architect from Duga Resa.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 21 July 2016