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Szarvas (Bekes, Hungary)

Szarvas város

Last modified: 2014-04-17 by zoltán horváth
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image by Zoltan Horvath, 25 December 2009

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The town has got resolution about its flag and Coat of Arms from 1991 - "Szarvas Város címeréről és zászlajáról 5/1991.(IV.15.) ". You can find a the resolutions at <>. Szarvas means "deer".
István Molnár, 5 April 2001

On 31 May, I was in Szarvas and I have seen this flag flying on the Town's Hall.. IIRC ratio is 2:3. I don't remember the inscription on the flag.
István Molnár, 28 June 2003

Szarvas is located in northern part of Békés county, there is geographical center of former Kingdom of Hungary, marked with a small monument.
Regulations on the Coat of Arms and flag of town (in Hungarian) at <>. Photo of the flag here.
Description of Coat of Arms (in English) at <>.
Zoltan Horvath, 25 December 2009

Historical Flag

image by Rob Raeside, 23 October 2000

This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Szarvas, Békés Co.".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000

Blue background with large white deer running towards the hoist.
Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

Szarvas:  this flag is canting:  the hungarian for reindeer is "szarvas", and there's... a deer on the flag!  More specifically, due to the length of the antlers, this deer is most probably the "Csodaszarvas", the "miracle stag", which, according to Magyar legend, was chased by Hunor and Magor (or Magyar), from their homes to a water-logged part of Persia, Meotis, where they took away the daughters-in-law of Belár for their retainers, and took the daughters of the Alans' prince, Dula, for themselves, and it is from them that the Magyar and Hun peoples originate.
Georges G. Kovari, 5 April 2001

1974-1989 Flag

image by Istvan Molnar

Source: A magyar városok címerei (Coats of Arms of the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975.
Istvan Molnar

Coat of Arms

image from <>, located by István Molnár, 5 April 2001