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Čačinci (Municipality, Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia)

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Flag of Čačinci - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 May 2013

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Presentation of Čačinci

The municipality of Čačinci (3,308 inhabitants in 2001, 2,349 in the village of Čačinci) is located in the south-east of the County, some 50 km from Virovitica.

Željko Heimer, 17 April 2005

Flag of Čačinci

The symbols of Čačinci are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Čačinci, adopted on 18 February 2013 by the Municipality Council and published on 19 February 2013 in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Čačinci, No. 1 (text).

The symbols 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 (photo) is described as follows:

The flag is monocoloured, green, in a ratio of width to length of 1:2. In the centre of the flag, at the crossing point of the diagonals is the coat of arms of the Municipality on both sides, outlined with a golden-yellow ribbon.

The municipality hired Mladen Stojić (Heraldic Art) to design the symbols. Guidelines include as preferred elements green colour for agriculture, a millstone for grain processing, then the Jankovac waterfall, as the only waterfall in Slavonia, and Count Janković. The deadline was 16 April, the Municipality Day.
[Zemljište hrvatskim braniteljima, Virovitićki list, 13 September 1998]
The symbols were eventually unveiled during the Municipality Day, but eight years afterwards. From the list of suggested elements, only the green colour and the millstone were kept. Whether the thunderbolt stand for the waterfall is unclear, since no electric plant was built there.
[Promocija općinskog grba i zastave, Virovitićki list, 22 April 2005]

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 16 August 2016

Coat of arms of Čačinci

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Čačinci - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 May 2013

The coat of arms is described as follows:

The coat of arms of the Municipality of Čačinci is made of a triangular, heart-shaped shield; on a green field, through a silver/white millstone, passes a golden/yellow thunderbolt, btoken four times.

I am not sure to what the charges refer. The millstone certainly refers to the modern mill with large siloes in the center of the village. The thunderbolt might suggest some power industry, but I was unable to locate what it would be.

Željko Heimer, 14 November 2013

Ceremonial flag of Čačinci


Ceremonial flag of Čačinci - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 May 2013

The ceremonial flag (photo, photo) is a dark green gonfalon with three triangularly ending tails with tassels, the coat of arms in the centre, the name of the municipality above and branches of beech and linden below it.

Željko Heimer, 25 May 2013

Table flag of Čačinci


Table flag of Čačinci - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 August 2016

The table flag (photo, photo) is a rectangular, simplified version of the ceremonial flag, vertical, green with the coat of arms, inscriptions and branches.

Željko Heimer & Ivan Grbac, 31 August 2016