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Cetingrad (Municipality, Karlovac County, Croatia)

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[Municipal flag]

Flag of Cetingrad - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 June 2005


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Presentation of Cetingrad

The municipality of Cetingrad (2,746 inhabitants in 2001, 351 in the village of Cetingrad) is situated about 50 km south of Karlovac near the north-west border of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Velika Kladuša).

Željko Heimer, 8 June 2005


Flag of Cetingrad

The symbols of Cetingrad are prescribed by Decision Odluka o usvajanju rješenja službenog grba i zastave općine Cetingrad i njihova uporaba, adopted on 30 November 1998 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 29 July 1999 in the County official gazette Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 18.
The symbols are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Cetingrad, adopted on 20 December 2005 and published on 28 December 2005 in Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 52. This is repeated in the consolidated Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Cetingrad (pročišćeni tekst), adopted on 26 June 2008 and published on 4 July 2008 in Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 26, in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Cetingrad, adopted on 14 July 2009 and published on 15 July 2009 in Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 23, and in the current Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Cetingrad, adopted on 1 March 2013 and published on 7 March 2013 in Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 23 (text).

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

The flag is described in Article 3 of the Decision as follows:

The official flag is of a single colour, light blue, in size 2 m x 1 m. In the middle of the flag at the crossing point of the diagonals is the coat of arms of the Municipality, bordered with yellow, that is, golden-yellow colour.
The height of the coat of arms in the flag is 2/3 of the flag's height.

Željko Heimer, 27 October 2013


Coat of arms of Cetingrad

[Municipal coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Cetingrad - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 June 2005

The coat of arms is described in Article 2 of the Decision as follows:

In a triangular heart-shaped shield, on a blue field a silver parchment chart, tied at the bottom, five red seals with golden ribbons.

Article 1 explains that the coat of arms depicts the historical charter signed at the Assembly of Cetingrad, held on 1 January 1527 in Cetin (Cetingrad), with five seals, the middle one bigger.
The charter was signed on the New Year 1527 at the Assembly of Cetingrad (Cetingradski sabor) when the Croatian nobility elected Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg as the King of Croatia. The charter, sealed with the seals of the highest Croatian nobility and with the Greater Seal of the Kingdom (with checky shield), is among the most important documents of the Croatian statehood. Preserved in the State Archives in Vienna, the charter is the oldest known document made in Croatia depicting the Croatian coat of arms on the main seal.

Željko Heimer, 26 October 2011