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Primošten (Municipality, Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia)

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Flag of Primošten - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 August 2014

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Presentation of Primošten

The municipality of Primošten (2,992 inhabitants in 2001, 1,761 in the village of Primošten) is located some 15 km south of Šibenik, on the coast.
Primošten is an old picturesque little town built over small islets just off the coast, connected to it with a single brigde (as its name states, since primošten would mean, more or less, "bridged over").

Željko Heimer, 24 July 2004

Flag of Primošten

The symbols of Primošten and their use are prescribed by Decision Odluka o opisu i uporabi grba i zastave Općine Primošten, adopted on 26 October 2000 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 14 November 2000 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije, No. 9 (with drawings of the symbols). Decision Odluka o načinu uporabe zastave kao posebnog obilježja Općine Primošten, adopted on 16 March 2012 and published on 27 March 2012 in the Municipality official gazette Službeni vjesnik Općine Primošten, No. 3 (text), prescribes the use of the flag "as the special symbol of the Municipality".
The symbols were approved by the Ministry of Justice, Administration and Local Self-Government on 30 March 2001.

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 & Željko Pavasović, 23 May 2008

Coat of arms of Primošten

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Primošten - Image by Željko Heimer, 27 August 2014

The coat of arms pictures in a blue shield a statue of the Black Virgin surrounded with seven eight-pointed golden stars. The stars represent the seven islets on which Primošten is built. The Black Virgin is the Loreto Madona (Gospa od Loreta), revered in the region since the 18th century; the statue, preserved in the central St. George (Sv. Juraj) church in Primošten, is said to have protected the town from various disasters.

Željko Heimer & Željko Pavasović, 20 August 2006

Ceremonial flag of Primošten

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Ceremonial flag of Primošten, left, as used, right, as prescribed - Images by Željko Heimer, 27 August 2014

The ceremonial flag in use (photo, photo) has a light blue field, somewhat richer ornamentation under the coat of arms and numerous minor richer details in the making of the arms, most notably the nimbi behind the heads, sectored stars and three rows of ornaments on the dress.

The ceremonial flag (not mentioned in the 2000 Decision but shown in the attached drawings) is a blue gonfanon with the fly ending triangulary containing the coat of arms below the name of the municipality. Under the coat of arms are fig and olive branches and a bunch of grapes.
Article 4 of the 2012 Decision prescribes a secular and a ecclesiastic ceremonial flag, preserved in the Municipality Hall and in the St. George parish church, respectively. They are identical, but the ecclesiastic flag is equipped with a cross atop of the spear. The cross is made in the same manner as the cross at the finial of the flag of the St. George Brotherhood kept in the church. The ecclesiastic flag is used during ceremonies and processions, carried by the Mayor or his deputy, by the Chairman of the Municipality Assembly or his deputy, or by a former official, as determined by the actual Mayor.

Željko Heimer & Željko Pavasović, 27 August 2014

Table flag of Primošten

[Ceremonial flag]

Table flag of Primošten - Images by Željko Heimer, 27 August 2014

A simplified design of the prescribed ceremonial flag is used as a table flag.

Željko Heimer & Željko Pavasović, 10 June 2012