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Vitez (Municipality, Central Bosnian Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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[Canton flag]

Flag of Vitez - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 July 2011

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Flag of Vitez

The symbols of Vitez are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Opčine Vitez (text), adopted on 26 September 2009 by the Municipal Assembly and published on 27 September 2009 in the Municipal official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Vitez, No. 6.

The flag (photo) is pale yellow with the coat of arms in the middle between two horizontal stripes near the edges, at top light red and at bottom light green. The colour shades of the flag are:
- Yellow: Pantone 394 CVU;
- Red: Pantone 1788 CVC 2X;
- Green: Pantone 375 CVC 2X.

Željko Heimer & Aleksandar Nemet, 7 July 2011

Coat of arms of Vitez


Coat of arms of Vitez - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 July 2011

The coat of arms is "Or bordered sable serrated gules a bronze sword ancient pointed downwards proper".
This is a depiction of the sword from the Veliki Mošunj archeologic site of the so-called Butmir Culture (ca. 3000 BC, Neolithic Age). The serrated edge is also a reference to the ancient inhabitants of the region. The serrations in the border form letters "V", for Vitez.

The colors are determined in metallic shades, as follows:
- Shield: Unoxidated Bronze - Pantone 810 CVC;
- Sword: Oxidated Copper Tin, that is, Oxidated Green-Blue Bronze - Pantone 327 CVC 2X;
- Triangles: Black - Pantone 8602 CVU;
- Serrations: Red - Pantone 8922 CVU.

Željko Heimer, 7 July 2011

Variant of the flag of Vitez

[Canton flag]

Variant of the flag of Vitez - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 23 August 2009

Variants of the flag of Vitez (photo, photo) do not have the red and green stripes.

Aleksandar Nemet, 21 August 2009

Former symbols of Vitez

[Former flag]         [Former arms]

Former flag and arms of Vitez - Images by Željko Heimer, 7 July 2011

The former flag of Vitez (photo), used from the first half of the 1990s until probably not much after 1998, is yellow with the central part of the coat of arms used at the time.
The coat of arms is "Gules a knight holding a sword raised over his head armoured argent riding a horse towards sinister of the same harnessed or within a border or containing a ribbon also or inscribed "Vitez" in the chief and another ribbon or inscribed '23. travanj' in the base". Vitez means "knight"; the inscription in the base, "23 April", St. George's Day, reveals the identity of the depicted knight.

Aleksandar Nemet & Željko Heimer, 7 July 2011