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Flag of Sarajevo Canton, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Željko Heimer, 15 January 2005
The symbols of Sarajevo Canton are prescribed by Law Zakon o grbu i zastavi Kantona Sarajevo, adopted on 28 April 1999 by the Canton Assembly and published on 11 May 1999 in the Canton official gazette Službene novine Kantona Sarajevo, No. 9.
The use of the symbols is prescribed by Law Zakon o upotrebi grba i zastave Kantona Sarajevo, adopted on 28 April 1999 by the Canton Assembly and published on 11 May 1999 in Službene novine Kantona Sarajevo, No. 9, subsequently amended by Law Zakon o izmjenama Zakona o upotrebi grba i zastave Kantona Sarajevo, adopted on 10 July 2003 by the Canton Assembly and published the same day in Službene novine Kantona Sarajevo, No. 16.
The flag (photo) is prescribed in proportions 3:5 (horizontal) or 5:3 (vertical), white with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer & Jos Poels, 15 January 2005
Coat of arms of Sarajevo Canton - Image by Željko Heimer, 15 January 2005
The coat of arms is "Per pale azure (dark blue) and gules (Bordeaux red) overall nine mullets or, four and three and two and dimidiated rosette and doorknob argent.
The device in the base of the shield represents a doorknob; its dexter part is a rosace from the cathedral (and formerly a part of the synagogue) while its sinister part comes from the Svrzina kuća Ottoman house. The two parts are linked with a ring. I think that the whole means that there are Croats and Bosniaks in the canton; the ring is binding the two communities. The nine eight-pointed stars stand for the municipalities forming the canton. The star placed over the blue and red fields probably represents the town of Sarajevo.
Željko Heimer, Pascal Vagnat, Ivan Sarajčić & Velid-aga Jerlagić, 13 July 2000
Flag and arms of Sarajevo Canton, 1998-1999 - Images by Željko Heimer, 13 July 2000
The short-lived flag adopted on 23 March 1998 is white with the coat of arms in the middle.
The coat of arms includes nine triangles / roofs, standing for the nine municipalities in the canton, a white bridge representing the Latin Bridge or the Goat's Bridge (kozija Čuprija, and in base, the symbol of the Sarajevo Olympic Winter Games (1984).
Željko Heimer & Velid-aga Jerlagić 13 April 1998
Proposals of flag for Sarajevo Canton, 1998 - Images by Velid-aga Jerlagić & Jorge Candeias, 13 April 1998