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Sutivan (Municipality, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Sutivan - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 August 2013

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Presentation of Sutivan

The municipality of Sutivan (822 inhabitants in 2001) is located on the Brac island. The municipality was formed in 1997 by sepration from Milna.

Željko Heimer, 21 August 2004

Flag of Sutivan

The symbols of Sutivan are prescribed by Decision Odluka o izgledu i uporabi grba i zastave Općine Sutivan, adopted on 10 October 2003 by the Municipality Assembly and published in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Sutivan.
The symbols are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Sutivan (text), adopted on 30 July 2013 and published on 31 July 2013 in Službeni glasnik Općine Sutivan, No. 7.

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

The flag is in proportions 1:2, yellow with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer & Franjo Mlinac, 29 August 2013

Coat of arms of Sutivan

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Sutivan - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 August 2013

The coat of arms of Sutivan pictures two saints, the namesake of the town, St. John, and its patron saint, St. Roch, as follows: "Azure, in dexter St. John the Baptist stantant haloed or haired and barbed brunâtre clad in camel fur gules with his dexter hand rised and holding in his sinister a staff or with a pennant argent hoisted from a crossbar, in sinister St. Roch stantant haloed or haired and barbed brunâtre clad as a Roman warrior gules with a cloak of the same and with sandals or holding in his dexter a staff or and by his sinister pointing to a wound on his leg".
Sutivan was first established in 1823 and integrated into the larger community of Brac only in 1944. In that period it used a seal (image) that already included the pictures of the two saints in a similar disposition as in the modern coat of arms.

St. Roch's sandals are prescribed as or, but are depicted as brown on the arms in actual use.

Željko Heimer, 29 August 2013

Ceremonial flag of Sutivan

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Ceremonial flag of Sutivan, left, as originally designed; right, as used - Images by Željko Heimer, 19 October 2013

The ceremonial flag (photo) is a dark blue triangularly ending yellow bordered and along the bottom fringed gonfalon with the yellow bordered coat of arms in the middle, the yellow name of the municipality in two arches above and with yellow branches of fig and olive tree and a bunch of grapes below.

Željko Heimer & Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 october 2013