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Flag of Brtonigla - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 July 2006
Brtonigla (Italian, Verteneglio) is located 70 km north-west of Pula, inlands between Umag and Novigrad. It has 1,500 inhabitants, about 800 in the town of the same name, almost 40% of them being Italians.
Željko Heimer, 29 July 2006
The symbols of Brtonigla are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Brtonigla (pročišćeni tekst) (text), adopted on 2 April 2007 by the Municipality Assembly and published the same day in the Municipality official gazette Službene novine Općine Brtonigla, No. 9. This is repeated in the current Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Brtonigla (text), adopted on 7 September 2009 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 8 September 2009 in Službene novine Općine Brtonigla, No. 25.
The symbols are, probably, used unofficially, without approval by the central authorities.
The flag (photo) is described in Article 5 of the Statutes as follows:
Half white and half blue with the coat of arms in the middle and with an olive branch in its top right corner. Above the coat of arms, on a modified background, is inscribed "Općina Brtonigla - Comune di Verteneglio". The end of the flag is in swallow-tail shape. The flag is bordered in golden yellow. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is 1:2.
Željko Heimer, 14 October 2011
Coat of arms of Brtonigla
Coat of arms of Brtonigla - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 July 2006
The coat of arms is described in Article 5 of the Statutes as follows:The historical coat of arms in shield shape with blue sea at the top, in the middle is a green vineyard surrounded with 16 olive trees and two cypress trees, the field is divided into four quarters by a red cross. The edges of the field are yellow and the background is white.
The arms are canting: in the Roman period the town was named Ortus Niger or Hortus Niger ("Black Garden").
Željko Heimer, 3 September 2009