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Vrlika (Town, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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[Town flag]

Flag of Vrlika - Image by Željko Heimer, 16 September 2006


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Presentation of Vrlika

Vrlika is located about 70 km north-east of Split. It has 2,700 inhabitants, some 1,000 in the town of the same name. The town was much ruined in the 1991-1995 occupation.
The Municipality of Vrlika was formed by secession from Sinj in 1993 and granted the Town Status in 1997.

Željko Heimer, 16 September 2006


Flag of Vrlika

The flag of Vrlika (municipal website), is in proportions 1:2, white with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 16 September 2006


Coat of arms of Vrlika

[Town coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Vrlika - Image by Željko Heimer, 16 September 2006

The coat of arms is "Gules a ruined church argent masoned sable".
It represents the St. Saviour (Sv. Spas) church, originating from the 9th century, with the oldest remaining belfry in Croatia, showing the Frankish influence on the Christianisation of Croats. An almost identical coat of arms ("Azure a ruined church or"), picturing the same church, is used by the neighbouring municipality of Kijevo.

Željko Heimer, 16 September 2006