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Opatija (Town, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia)

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[Town flag]

Flag of Opatija - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003


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Flag of Opatija

The symbols of Opatija are prescribed by Decision Odluka izmjeni o grbu i zastavi Grada Opatije, adopted on 23 November 1995 by the Town Assembly and published on 1 December 1995 in the County official gazette Službene novine Županije primorsko-goranske, No. 24, slightly modifying the former symbols.
The Town Statutes Statut Grada Opatije, adopted on 27 September 2001 by the Town Assembly and published on 2 October 2001 in Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, No. 23, describe the symbols. So do the current Town Statutes Statut Grada Opatije, adopted on 9 July 2009 by the Town Assembly and published on 10 July 2009 in Službene novine Primorsko-goranske županije, No. 25.

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

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

Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003


Coat of arms of Opatija

[Municipality coat of arms]         [Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Opatija, regular and ceremonial versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003

The coat of arms pictures a white seagull looking dexter with a red beak and claws standing on top of a white tower on a cliff in a blue field with blue and white waves in base.
In more ceremonial occasions, the coat of arms is bordered in gold and with a golden ribbon bearing the town's name in black below.

Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003


Ceremonial flag of Opatija

[Ceremonial flag]

Ceremonial flag of Opatija - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 November 2016

The ceremonial flag (photo) is a blue gonfalon with three trails containing ornaments of laurel and oak and the name of the town above.

Željko Heimer, 25 November 2016


Transient symbols of Opatija (1995)

[Former flag]       [Former coat of arms]       [Former ceremonial flag]

Transient flag, arms and ceremonial flag of Opatija - Images by Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003

The symbols of Opatija were first prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Opatije, adopted on 3 August 1995 by the Town Assembly and published on 4 August 1995 in Službene novine Županije primorsko-goranske, No. 16. The proposed design was established by a six-member Commission set up by Decision Odluka o osnivanju i imenovanju članova Komisije za prijedlog izgleda grba i zastave Grada Opatije, adopted on 28 October 1993 by the Town Assembly and published on 8 November 1993 in Službene novine Županije primorsko-goranske, No. 13.
Images of the symbols are shown in Correction Ispravak Odluke o grbu i zastavi Grada Opatije, published on 18 September 1995 in Službene novine Županije primorsko-goranske, No. 19.

These early symbols have the bird looking sinister on the coat of arms. The further change in the bird was probably suggested by the Ministry of Administration.

Željko Heimer, 19 August 2003


Sailing clubs

Sailing Club "Opatija" (Jedriličarski klub "Opatija")

[SC Opatija flag]

Burgee of Sailing Club "Opatija" - Image by Željko Heimer, 28 June 2001

The burgee of the club (website) is divided in red and blue with a thin wavy white stripe and a white sail, following the pattern of the Croatian tricolor.

Željko Heimer & José Carlos Alegria, 28 June 2001


Sailing Club "Optimist" (Jedriličarski klub "Optimist")

[Optimist flag]

Burgee of Sailing Club "Optimist" - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 June 2001

The burgee of the club (website) is blue, bordered yellow with three white Optimist class sails within a black ring and the yellow initials "O.S.C.O.", for "Optimist Sailing Club Opatija" or "Opatija Sailing Club Optimist".

Željko Heimer, 1 July 2001


Veprinac

[Town flag]         [Arms]

Flag and arms of Veprinac - Images by Željko Heimer, 22 October 2016

Veprinac (Italian, Apriano; 853 inhabitants in 2001) is an old town established on the slopes of mount Uč:ka. The local community of Veprinac-Uč:ka covers the inlands, montainous territory ranging from 500 m apart the coast (above the urban coastal belt between Opatija and Ičići) to the tops of mount Uč:ka.

The flag hoisted on the town walls of Veprinac (photo is in the shape of a gonfalon, ending triangularly, horizontally divided into red and purplish-blue and with the white tower from the coat of arms in the centre. The flag has a golden ribbon along the outer edges and a golden fringe along the bottom, as well as three segments of the sleeve along the top.
Italian sources from the early 20th century show the historical coat of arms of Veprinac as "Azure a tower argent" (image, image).

Željko Heimer & Ivan Grbac, 22 October 2016