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Kneževi Vinogradi (Municipality, Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Kneževi Vinogradi - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 January 2016


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Presentation of Kneževi Vinogradi

The municipality of Kneževi Vinogradi (Hungarian, Hercegszőlős; Serbian, Кнежеви Виногради) is located some 30 km north of Osijek. Population was 5,186 in 2001, shared among nine villages, 1,715 in the village of Kneževi Vinogradi.
Ethnically, about 40% inhabitants are Hungarians, some 35% Croats and just under 20% Serbs, with just under 2% Germans, too. Beside the Catholic and Orthodox churches, Kneževi Vinogradi is one of main centres of Calvinists in Croatia, mostly Hungarians, although more than half of them are Catholics; several other reformist communities thrive there, most of the villages having at least two churches of various denomination.
Relatively large by its area, the municipality covers vast, rich lowlands changing into marshes towards east as they approach the Danube, while the soft sloped hilly regions in the north produces one of the best wines in wider region, as the municipality's name indicates - literally meaning "The Duke's Vineyards".

Željko Heimer, 25 August 2008


Flag of Kneževi Vinogradi

The symbols of Kneževi Vinogradi are prescribed by Statutory Decision Odluka o izmjenama i dopunama Statuta Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, published on 22 December 2006 in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, No. 10.
The companion Decision Odluka o uporabi grba i zastave Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, published on 22 December 2006 in Službeni glasnik Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, No. 10, regulates the use of the symbols.
The symbols were not approved by the central authorities.

The amended symbols are prescribed by Statutory Decision Odluka o izmjenama i dopunama Statuta Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, adopted on 30 May 2007 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 1 June 2007 in Službeni glasnik Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, No. 2.
The companion Decision was amended by Decision Odluka o izmjeni i dopuni Odluke o uporabi grba, zastave i imena Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, published on 18 August 2008 in Službeni glasnik Općine Kneževi Vinogradi, No. 8.
The symbols have not been approved yet by the central authorities.

The symbols were designed by officials from the local Primary School, the director Ivan Prgomet and the arts teacher Ivan Zulec.

The flag is in proportions 1:2, yellow with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 2 January 2011


Coat of arms of Kneževi Vinogradi

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Kneževi Vinogradi - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 January 2016

The coat of arms is "Vert three bunches of grapes or with slip conjoined on a tun affronty proper and in chief a wheat ear fesswise".
The grapes and the barrel refer to the name of the municipality and the wheat ear depicts the other most important product of the region. The green background, as well as the yellow field of the flag, represent the agricultural resources of the municipality.

Željko Heimer, 25 August 2008


Table flag of Kneževi Vinogradi

[Municipality flag]

Table flag of Kneževi Vinogradi - Image by Željko Heimer, 7 January 2016

The table flag is vertical with the coat of arms and the municipality's name inscribed, in Croatian, in black in a line above and two lines below the arms.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 7 January 2016