Bakar

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BAKAR

County : Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Arms of Bakar

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1799 by Empress Maria Theresia and only modernised on June 24, 1994.

The arms in the upper part the flag and arms of Croatia, the three towers represent the city and the anchor its harbour.

According to Ströhl the historical seal of the city showed the local patron saint St. Andrew, holding a star and a cross. A second seal from 1681 should have shown the saint standing on a bridge, with his cross before him and holding a fish. Next to him the Madonna with Child were placed. The red shield sghown below was granted in 1778 with as supporters St. Margareth with the dragon and St. Andrew with the cross.


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The arms by Ströhl (+/- 1900)
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The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932


Literature : Image taken from http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr (with permission); Ströhl, 1904


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