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Baška Voda (Municipality, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Baška Voda - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 May 2013

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Presentation of Baška Voda

The municipality of Baška Voda (2,924 inhabitants according to the 2001 census, 2,045 in the village of Baška Voda) is located on the coastline, about 10 km north of Makarska and 50 km south of Split. Like many other places along the Adriatic coast, Baška Voda is a popular tourist resort, among the most beautiful according to many.

Željko Heimer, 5 August 2004

Flag of Baška Voda

The symbols of Baška Voda were designed by the Heraldic Art d.o.o. company, from Rijeka, and approved by the Ministry of Administration / Central State Office for Administration before 2006.

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

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Šipek, 12 September 2009

Coat of arms of Baška Voda

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Baška Voda - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 May 2013

The coat of arms is "Azure a sailboat or with a Latin sail argent and a masthead pennant gules".
This kind of sailboat is named leut.

Željko Heimer, 5 August 2004


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Flag and arms of Bast - Images by Željko Heimer, 1 August 2016

The village of Bast (ancient, Biston; 136 inh.), the original settlement in the area, some 2-3 km away in the mountains from the coastline, forms a local community within the municipality of Baška Voda.

The flag of Bast (photo) is light blue flag with the coat of arms, outlined in white, set next to the hoist.
The coat of arms (image) depicts the silhouette of the Biokovo mountain range, sheep, a traditional stone house, the church of St. Roch (15th century), an olive twig, and a medieval funerary stele (stečak) with two swords. "Bast" is inscribed in the chief with the ancient Roman name, "Biston", and the year "610" as well as the year "1434" when the current village's name was first recorded.

Željko Heimer & Marko Vitez, 1 August 2016