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Civic heraldry of Croatia
The arms were officially granted on November 12, 1993.
The coat of arms of Pula is similar to other simple arms with cross so often seen in Istria, but the colour combination used in Pula is rather unique. The municipality of Pula begun using a seal with an oval shield with a cross by the begining of 19th century, while the green shield with a golden cross topped with a mural crown was confirmed in 1846.
The arms in the local park
After World War II the coat of arms of Pula with the cross was abandoned. Between ca. 1958 until ca. 1969 a shield was used, within a border of white rope a white representation of the local Roman amphitheatre, with in front of it a golden bow of a cargo ship in construction with a golden crane to its dexter and a red five-pointed star in the sinister corner.
From ca. 1969 until 1992 a blue shield with a white representation of the Roman amphitheatre, waves in the base and a red five-pointed star in upper sinister corner was used. See image below.
The arms from 1969
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