7th HGZD Tribune, 25.1.2011 – Željko Heimer

Our 7th Tribune was held on Tuesday, 25th January 2011 at 18:30 in the premises of the Zagreb Classical Gymnasium Society (DZKG), 44 Preradovićeva street.

Mr. Željko Heimer, the HGZD president held the lecture »The Croatian County Flags«.

The modern Croatian counties were established with the administrative reform in the end of 1992, following the tradition of the age-old units of self-government that existed in some for in certain Croatian part even onto the end of World War I. The Law enabled the counties to adopt a coat of arms and a flag, something that each of the 20 counties has done until today. Those counties that inherited historical coats of arms, were lead by those, and others adopted new coats of arms, being some of the best examples of the contemporary Croatian heraldic design.
The regulations requiring the county flags to be of two colours with the coat of arms resulted in interesting and recognizable vexillologic designs. Some counties adopted also, so called ceremonial flags, often including additional successful ornaments and symbolic. The 20 sets of the county symbols represent the expression of the modern regional and national identity, being in nothing any lesser then the best world heraldry examples from the turn of the millennium.