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Železniki (Municipality, Slovenia)

Last modified: 2011-11-12 by ivan sache
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Municipal flag of Železniki, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 11 April 2000

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Presentation of Železniki

The municipality of Železniki was formed in 1995. The name of the municipality (in Slovene, železo means "iron") hints that the most important economic activity in the region is iron industry.

Željko Heimer, 11 April 2000

Municipal flag of Železniki

The coat of arms and flag of Železniki are prescribed by Decision Odlok o simbolih Občine Železniki, adopted on 1 February 1996. The decision shall be published in the regional offical gazette Uradni vestnik Gorenjske.

The flag is green with a white pile containing the coat of arms. The apparent proportions are 1:2. They are not prescribed in the Decision, but they seem so from the image accompanying it.
The center of the coat of arms is in the middle of the line of 1/4 of the flag length from the hoist, but the exact size of the coat of arms is not determined by the text of the Decision. From the image, it seems that the width of the coat of arms is about 1/3 of the hoist size.

The colours used on the coat of arms and the flag are determined on Pantone scale. However it seems that the blue and green shade codes are interchanged in both places in the text. I guess that it is a copying error never noticed by the municipal officials. I give here the "corrected" values:
- Blue: Pantone 2995c
- Green: Pantone 355c
- Yellow: Pantone 116c
- Black, gray: Pantone 428c, 429c, 431c, 432c.

The Decision prescribes that the flag is hoisted depending on how the coat of arms is set in it, which I interpret as the possibility of both horizontal and vertical flag hoisting depending on the relative rotation of the coat of arms.

Željko Heimer, 11 April 2000

Coat of arms of Železniki

[Coat of arms of Zelezniki]

Coat of arms of Železniki - Images by Željko Heimer, 11 April 2000

The central charge of the coat of arms of Železniki is a the smelting furnace. Two manufactured iron nails edge the coat of arms. The shield is quartered in saltire, chief blue, base green and sides white, together symbolizing the geographical characteristics of the community. In dexter there is a juniper branch symbolising the wood industry and in sinister three klekeljs as symbols of the lace-making trade.

Željko Heimer, 11 April 2000