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Flag of Velika Kladuša - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 19 June 2009
Velika Kladuša (40,419 inhabitants in 2013; 33,100 ha) is the second largest municipality in Una-Sana Canton.
Željko Heimer, 22 May 2013
The symbols of Velika Kladuša are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Opčine Velika Kladuša, adopted on 29 September 1999 by the Municipal Assembly and published in the Municipal official gazette Službeni glasnik Općine Velika Kladuša.
The use and protection of the name, of the coat of arms and of the flag of the municipality are prescribed by Decision Odluka o upotrebi i zaštiti imena, grba i zastave Opčine Velika Kladuša, adopted on 31 August 2007 and published in Službeni glasnik Općine Velika Kladuša, No. 5 (text).
Almost the full Decision adopted in 1999 is included, word for word, in Articles 7-13 of the consolidated Municipal Statutes Statut Opčine Velika Kladuša (prečišćeni tekst), adopted on 12 September 2005 by the Municipal Assembly and published in Službeni glasnik Općine Velika Kladuša, No. 9 (text). This is repeated in renumbered Articles 8-14 of the current Municipal Statutes Statut Opčine Velika Kladuša, adopted on 25 October 2007 by the Municipal Assembly and published in Službeni glasnik Općine Velika Kladuša, No. 9 (text).
The flag of Velika Kladuša is in proportions 1:2, light blue with two white horizontal stripes near the bottom. The municipal coat of arms is placed in the upper left corner, its base touching the upper white stripe.
Aleksandar Nemet & Željko Heimer, 6 July 2011
Coat of arms of Velika Kladuša - Image by Željko Heimer, 22 May 2004
The coat of arms of Velika Kladuša pictures a white fort beneath a crescent and star, year "1280", a scroll with the name of the town and a prancing horse.
Željko Heimer & Pascal Gross, 22 May 2004
Flag of Glinica - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 March 2021
The flag of the local community of Glinica is yellow with the community coat of arms in the center.
The arms of Glinica, unveiled on 19 March 2016, were designed between 2014 and 2016. The shield, in Gothic-Samnite shape, was designed by the Slovene painter Marija Prelog (b. 1954) and the president of the Community Council, the art historian Husein Sejka Mekanovića (b. 1972).
The arms feature natural symbols representing the five villages of Brezovo Polje, Bukovlje, Glinica, Pecka and Poljana. The sun represents the West, recalling that Glinica is located in the extreme North-West of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The sun outlines the silhouette of Glavica, Glinica's highest hill (256 m asl) and the entrance of the cave for which Pecka was named.
A white hawk lived from 2004 to 2011 in Brezovo Polje and Pecka. It flies over the greening pastures, the fields, the forest and river Glinica. The fertile, wide and green valley of the Glinica, until its confluence with river Glina, is a genuine paradise on the earth. The river's meanders form the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
In base, the beech leaf is the symbol of Bukovlje. Year 1211 recalls the oldest mention of river Glinica in a document signed by King of Hungary and Croatia Andrew II (r. 1205-1235).
The white hawk and meandering river Glinica can symbolize the conflict between two old Slavic deities, Perun and Veles. The day thunderbolt Perun triumph over Veles, the underground and water's lord, is celebrated on 2 August, also the community's day, by all Bosnians, whatever their religion.
[Glinica blog, 19 March 2016]
Valentin Poposki & Ivan Sache, 6 March 2021