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Sućuraj (Municipality, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Sućuraj - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 August 2013

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Presentation of Sućuraj

The municipality of Sućuraj (492 inhabitants in 2001, 387 in the village of Sućuraj) is located on the eastern edge of Hvar island, some 60 km south-east of Split.
The name Sućuraj is a local form of St. George (Sveti Juraj - *Sut Juraj - Sućuraj)

Željko Heimer, 21 August 2004

Flag of Sućuraj

The symbols of Sućuraj are presented by M. Crnčević in the article Odobrenjem ministarstva pravosuda i lokalne uprave - Općini Sućuraj grb i zastava, published on 16 December 2003 in Slobodna Dalmacija (text).

The symbols were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka.

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

Željko Heimer, 29 August 2013

Coat of arms of Sućuraj

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Sućuraj - Image by Željko Heimer, 29 August 2013

The coat of arms is "Azure a knight on a horse (St. George) piercing a dragon all or".
M. Crnčević explains that the central authorities approved the coat of arms, even if there are already numerous municipalities and towns in Croatia picturing St. George on their arms, because in the municipal archives is preserved a dry seal with the saint's image, dating from the time of the Napoleonic rule in Sućuraj.

Željko Heimer, 6 March 2005