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Darda (Municipality, Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia)

Last modified: 2014-03-01 by ivan sache
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[Municipality flag]

Flag of Darda - Image by Željko Heimer, 6 July 2006


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Presentation of Darda

Darda is located just across river Drava from Osijek. It has just under 9,000 inhabitants, about 7,000 of them living in the town of the same name.

Željko Heimer, 18 September 2005


Flag of Darda

The symbols of Darda are described in Article 5 of the consolidated Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Darda - pročišćeni tekst, adopted on 18 April 2007 by the Municipality Assembly and published in the Municipality official gazette Službeni glasnik općine Darda.
It is not clear whether the symbols were adopted with the original 2001 Statutes or in one of the subsequent amendments (2002 and 2006). Since the Statutes do not mention any aditional decision regarding the symbpols, it seems that they were indeed determined (adopted) by adoption of the Statutes or their amendments.

The flag (photo no longer on line, municipal website) is in proportions 1:2, yellow with the coat of arms in the middle.

Željko Heimer, 2 January 2010


Coat of arms of Darda

[Municipality coat of arms]

Coat of arms of Darda - Image by Željko Heimer, 18 September 2005

The coat of arms is "Azure a semi-griffin or crowned of the same langued gules issuant from a crown also or holding in its dexter a sabre argent handled or and in its sinister three roses gules seeded and barbed argent and slipped sable".
The coat of arms is based on the arms of the Esterházy von Galantha, one of the most important Croatian noble families and rulers of Darda in the 19th century. The family gave several Croatian bans (viceroys) and number of bishops and archbishops. The ancient Esterházy coat of arms was similar, but the griffin was shown completely, standing on the crown; when they were granted princely status in 1712, it was made more complicated by quartering etc. Casimir Esterházy built a castle in Darda that is a cultural monument today.

Željko Heimer, 18 September 2005

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