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Podstrana (Municipality, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia)

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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Podstrana - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 January 2011

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Presentation of Podstrana

The municipality of Podstrana (7,341 inhabitants in 2001) is located 10 km south of Split, along the coast. By the 2001 census, the average age of the inhabitants is 33.5 years, making this municipality the second youngest in Croatia. Until 1980, Podstrana was considered as a suburban part of the Town of Split.

Željko Heimer, 30 July 2006

Flag of Podstrana

The symbols of Podstrana are described in the Municipality Status Statut Općine Podstrana, adopted on 16 September 2009 by the Municipality Council and published on 18 September 2009 in the Municipality official gazette Slubeni glasnik Općine Podstrana, No. 6 (text).

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

The flag (photo) is in proportions 1:2, blue with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
The ceremonial flag, mentioned but not described in the Statutes, is a dark red gonfanon with unknown details.

Željko Heimer, 10 January 2011

Coat of arms of Podstrana

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Podstrana - Image by Željko Heimer, 10 January 2011

The coat of arms is "Azure a fleur-de-lis argent gorged with a crown or".
The crown, in the early Croatian style, must represent Duke Mislav (c. 835-845). In 839, Mislav signed a peace treaty with Venice in Podstrana, after an unsucessful attack by the Venetians of the Eastern Adriatic coast.

Željko Heimer, 30 July 2006

Former coat of arms

[Municipality coat of arms]

Former coat of arms of Podstrana - Image by Željko Heimer, 1 July 2012

The coat of arms used before the adoption of the current one depicts the Lady of Conception parish church, the patron saint of Podstrana - St. Anthony of Padua -, and a chequy shield above waves, the shield outlined in red with the inscription of the municipality name and year of establishment ("1993").

Željko Heimer, 1 July 2012