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Donji Vidovec is located about 30 km east of Čakovec. Population is just under 1,600 in a single village of the same name.
Željko Heimer, 28 September 2009
Proposed flag and arms of Donji Vidovec - Images by Željko Heimer, 28 September 2009
In the local magazin Vidovske crtice, Glasilo općine Donji Vidove, No. 1, 2009, Mladen Grubić presents two proposals of coat of arms, "Azure two swords argent hilted or guard and pomel sable in saltire and in chief scales or" and "Or two swords argent hilted azure guard and pomel sable in saltire and in chief scales azure".
The arms symbolize the centuries long struggle for survival, fight against the Turks and other conquerors, with the crossed swords in a medieval shield, while the goldsmith's scales symbolise the renown Vidovec's placer gold miners; washing up gold from the Drava river is traditional in Vidovec. The blue version of the shield symbolizes water surrounding the place, while the golden version stands for gold-rich rivers and placer miners.
Željko Heimer & Christopher Southworth, 29 September 2009