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Gradina (Municipality, Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag] image by Željko Heimer, 26 April 2005

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Presentation of Gradina

The municipality of Gradina (4,485 inhabitants in 2001, 972 in the village of Gradina) is located about 10 km north-east of Virovitica. Gradina lately became a center of Marian worship.

Željko Heimer, 9 September 2003

Flag of Gradina

The flag of Gradina, as displayed in the County Assembly Hall, is in proportions 1:2, wjite with the coat of arms in the middle.
The Municipality Assembly commissioned Ivan Balta to propose symbols not later than the Municipality Day, 20 July 1995 (Usvojeno izvješće o radu u protekloj godini, Virovitićki list, 27 January 1995). The symbols were consecrated on that day (Svečanost za Ilinje, Virovitićki list, 28 July 1995).
Since the proposed symbols were not approved by the central authorities, the procedure of adoption was restarted by the Municipality Assembly (Odbor za dodjelu javnih priznanja opčine, Virovitićki list, 20 March 1998).

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 16 August 2016

Coat of arms of Gradina

[Municipality coat of arms] image by Željko Heimer, 26 April 2005

The coat of arms pictures on a green shield a church on a red hill, to its left a corn ear and in chief a wavy line, in the base a white disk with a inflamed donwpointing sword.
A variant once shown on the municipal website has a white Marian cypher on the right of the church.

Željko Heimer, 26 April 2005

Former symbols of Gradina

1997 flag and arms

[Municipality flag]  [Municipality flag] image by Željko Heimer, 25 January 2022

Some earlier versions of the coat of arms in use include the Marian initial, as the Gradina became a place of Marian pilgrimage.
Tomislav Šipek, 25 January 2022

Table flag of Gradina

[Municipality flag] image by Željko Heimer, 5 October 2015

The table flag (photo) is a vertical white flag with the coat of arms offset towards the top and the municipality name inscribed in black on two rows beneath it.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 5 October 2015