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Flag of Generalski Stol - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 September 2006
The municipality of Generalski Stol is located some 20 km south-west of Karlovac, on river Mrežnica. It has less than 4,000 inhabitants, and the main town of the same name has merely 700 inhabitants.
The unusual name of the place was given in the 17th century when it was the seat of the headquarters of the General commanding the Military Border, Vuk Krsto Frankopan (ca. 1588-1652), the father of much more known Fran Krsto Frankopan, in his campaigns defending from the Turks. The previously recorded name was Lipovac, derived from the word lipa meaning "linden", which is reflected in the coat of arms.
In the village of Sarovo on the banks of river Dobra, more than 90% (and now even full 100%) of the population is surnamed Škot (meaning, of course, a Scot, a Scotsman). It is not known how this surname came to be. An article from the local newspapers about this was recently sent by a local counciller to the British Embassy in Zagreb, and, surprisigly, this resulted in presenting a Scottish flag from the Embassy. Eventually, on occasions of the birdthday of Queen Elizabeth II and the day of the Municipality of Generalski Stol, the Scotch flag was hoisted in Sarovo next to the Croatian flag.
Željko Heimer, 24 September 2006
The symbols of Generalski Stol were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, and approved by the Ministry of Administration / Central State Office for Administration before 2006.
The flag is in proportions 1:2, dark blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 23 May 2008
Coat of arms of Generalski Stol - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 January 2005
The coat of arms of Generalski Stol is "Azure a chevron throughout inverted and in chief a linden leaf slipped and fructed or".
Željko Heimer, 9 May 2004