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Flag of Sveta Marija - Image by Željko Heimer, 5 October 2009
Sveta Marija is located 10 km east of Prelog and 30 km east of Čakovec, along river Drava river. Population is 2,433, 1,690 living in the town of the same name and the remaining 743 in Donji Mihaljevac.
Until 1953, the place was named Sveta Marija na Muri; however, the town center is about 1 km from the Drava and 10 km from the Mura river!). Renamed Marija na Muri, the place got its current name in 1991.
The municipality was created in 1997 by secession from Kotoriba.
Željko Heimer, 5 July 2006
The symbols of Sveta Marija are prescribed by Statutory Decision Statutarna odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Sveta Marija, adopted on 23 June 2006 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 30 June 2006 in the County official gazette Službeni glasnik Međimurske županije, No. 7.
The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.
The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, dark blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 5 October 2009
Coat of arms of Sveta Marija - Image by Željko Heimer, 5 July 2006
The coat of arms, based on the former arms, is "Azure a St. Mary's crown or, in chief two fleurs-de-lis argent and in base a lace clapper or with a string argent."
The crown refers to St. Mary, patron saint and namesake of the municipality while the fleurs-de-lis represent Donji Mihaljevec. The lace clapper represents the lacework the region is famous for (Grb i zastava do Dana Općine, Međimurje, 28 February 2006; Utvrdena općinska obilježja, Međimurje, 27 June 2006).
Željko Heimer, 15 August 2009
Former coat of arms of Sveta Marija
Former arms of Sveta Marija - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 February 2004
The former arms of Sveta Marija were designed in the late 1990s by the local artist Franjo Mustac, as "Per fess fringed argent azure a crown or bordered argent and vert a fleur-de-lis argent".
The design was not approved by the Ministry of Administration.
Željko Heimer, 10 February 2004