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Flag of Koprivnički Bregi - Image by Željko Heimer, 23 May 2003
The municipality of Koprivnički Bregi (2,549 inhabitants in 2001, 1,516 in the village of Koprivnički Bregi) is located a few km south-east of Koprivnica.
Željko Heimer, 23 February 2003
The symbols of Koprivnički Bregi are described in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Koprivnički Bregi, adopted on 4 October 2001 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 5 October 2001 in the County official gazette Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 11, although they were adopted earlier. This is repeated in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Koprivnički Bregi, adopted on 26 January 2001 and published the same day in Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 1, in the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Koprivnički Bregi, adopted on 14 July 2009 and published on 15 July 2009 in Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 9, and in the current Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Koprivnički Bregi, adopted on 27 March 2013 and published on 29 May 2013 in Službeni glasnik Koprivnicko-križevacke županije, No. 6 (text)
The symbols were approved by the Ministry of Administration on 25 February 1997.
The symbols were designed by Draženka Jalšić Ernečić.
The flag was consecrated in the local church by priest Josip Koščak (Glas Podravine, 22 August 1997).
The flag is in proportions 1:2, yellow with the coat of arms in the middle.
Yellow symbolizes the corn fields.
Željko Heimer, 2 November 2013
Coat of arms of Koprivnički Bregi - Image by Željko Heimer, 23 May 2003
The coat of arms is "Azure a scallop or over a triple mount issuant vert".
The scallop, called locally "Peter's ear", is an attribute of St. Roch, the patron saint of the municipality. The mounts in base form a rebus of the name "Bregi" (lit., "hills").
Željko Heimer, 13 September 2009
Former flag and ceremonial flag of Koprivnički Bregi - Images by Željko Heimer, 9 November 2011
The former symbols of Koprivnički Bregi are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Općine Koprivnički Bregi, adopted on 14 November 1995 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 29 December 1995 in Službeni glasnik Županije Koprivnicko-križevacke, No. 14.
The flag and ceremonial flag are described in Article 6 of the Decision, as follows:
The flag - on a yellow background (the colour of wheat) of the official flag in proportions 1:2 in the left top corner there is the coat of arms of the Municipality.
The ceremonial flag retains the proportions and elements of the official flag, but it ends in the form of a "swallow tail" characteristic for the old flags of the Pannonian Croatia. The yellow colour (the colour of wheat) symbolizes the wheat fields that are still to be found in abundance in this Municipality, but it also represents welfare and richness, since Koprivnički Bregi were sill until the beginning of the Second World War known as the economically strongest village in this part of Podravina, and even of Croatia.
The coat of arms is prescribed in Article 5, as follows:
The coat of arms of the Municipality of Koprivnički Bregi, regarding the notes from history, includes two charges which by their symbolic, represent Koprivnički Bregi.
In a regular semi-circular shield on a blue background there is a triple mount, representing the figurative depiction of the name of the place - an anagram "Bregi". ["Bregi" meaning hills, the depicion is not an anagram but rather a rebus].
The second charge is a shell known as Peter's Ear [a scallop], the attribute (symbol) of St. Roch, the patron of the place and of the Municipality of Koprivnički Bregi.
The colors of the symbols are prescribed in Article 7, as follows:
The colours of the coat of arms and the flag are not precisely prescribed in any standard colour system, but may be subsequently prescribed when the technical executive solution is found, in regard to the possibility of acquiring of textiles (silk) and certain printing colours.
Željko Heimer, 13 September 2009