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Flag of Ribnik - Image by Željko Heimer, 21 August 2013
The municipality of Ribnik (583 inhabitants in 2001, 104 in the village of Ribnik) is located some 25 km north-west of Karlovac. The municipality was formed in 1997 by parts of Žakanje.
Željko Heimer, 23 January 2010
The symbols of Ribnik are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Ribnik, adopted on 9 October 2006 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 16 October 2006 in the County official gazette Županijski glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 30. The final paragraph of the Decision states that the Decision shall be valid only after approval by the Ministry of
Administration and shall be published only then in the
gazette, which eventually happened.
The symbols are described in Articles 8 and 9 of the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Ribnik, adopted on 13 July 2009 and published on 14 July 2009 in Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 22. This is repeated in the current Statutes Statut Općine Ribnik, adopted on 28 March 2013 and published on 12 April 2013 in Glasnik Karlovačke županije, No. 18 (text).
The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company from Rijeka.
The flag (photo) is described in Article 9 of the Decision as follows:
The flag of the Municipality is of a single colour, green, with a ratio of length to width of 2:1, in accordance with the legal prescriptions.
In the middle of the flag at the crossing point of the diagonals is the coat of arms of the Municipality, printed on both sides of the flag, bordered golden/yellow.
Željko Heimer, 27 October 2013
Coat of arms of Ribnik - Image by Željko Heimer, 21 August 2013
The coat of arms is described in Article 6 of the Decision as follows:
The coat of arms is in a triangular, heart-shaped shield, on a green field. Top in the chief of the shield a silver/white fish - to the right. Bottom a golden/yellow branch, leaves and fruits of chestnut.
The arms are canting. Ribnik means, more or less, "a fish pond", "a place where fish is grown or where it may be found in abundance", like a good fishing spot on a lake or river. I suppose that a settlement near the fish pond was the origin of the place. I guess that the fish symbolizes river Kupa and the branch and green colour the woods in the region.
Željko Heimer, 29 October 2011
Table flag of Ribnik - Image by Željko Heimer, 21 August 2013
The table flag (photos) is in the shape of a ceremonial vertical triangularly ending flag bordered yellow, with the coat of arms in the centre, the name of the municipality in two lines above and oak and linden branches below.
Željko Heimer, 21 August 2013