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Gardony (Fejer, Hungary)

Gárdony város

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image by Istvan Molnar, 3 Febuary 2001

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Gárdony is a town in Fejér County in Hungary near to City of Székesfehérvár (14 km east) in the southern beaches of the Lake of Velence. The town has got 5.633 inhabitants (1990 census), all of them Hungarians. Neighbouring settlements are: Sukoró, Pákozd, Seregélyes, Zichyújfalu, Pusztaszabolcs and Velence villages.
The first mention of the settlement is from the Ages of the Arpad Dinasty. In 1910 Gárdony was a village in the  Székesfehérvár district of Fejér County. Number of its inhabitants in 1910: 2.174; 2.155 (99,1%) Hungarian and 19 (0,9%) other by mother tongue, 1.288 (59,2%) Roman Catholic, 832 (38,3%) Calvinist, 48 (2,2%) Jew and 6 (0,3%) other by religion. The famous celebrity of the settlement Géza Gárdonyi writer.
The image is made according to the decree of the settlement. The resolution of the symbols is the part of the resolution about the organizational and functional statues of the Town of Gárdony.
(1.) The official name of the community: Community of the Town of Gárdony
(2.) The office of the community: Mayor's Office of Gárdony (...)
(3.) The administrative territory of the communiy contains: Agárd, Dinnyés, Gárdony, Csiribpuszta, Pálmajor.
(1.) The Coat of Arms of the community: Shield divided by a wavy line. The upper side is blue, the bottom side is grey like graphite. In the bottom field there is a mace between four sedge's fibres and the wavy line - relate to the relationship between the settlement and the lake. In the blue field there is a great gold-yellow sun, the symbol of the important holiday resort in the country.
(2.) The flag of the community: Its colour is same as the colour of the sun in the Coat of Arms , in the middle of the flag there is the Coat of Arms , and over the Coat of Arms is the name: GÁRDONY with black letters.
Homepage of Gárdony: <>.
Istvan Molnar, 3 Febuary 2001

On 15 December, 1997, a part of the town, Zichyújfalu, left Gárdony and became an independent village again.
Zoltán Turay, 5 January 2005

Yesterday I visited this town, and I have seen the real flag on Town Hall building. It is yellow with its Coat of Arms, and name of town above it. Proportion of this  horizontal version is 1:2. Blue color of Coat of Arms is lighter than it is shown above.
Regulation text does not mention its orientation (horizontal or vertical), and there is no reference on its proportions. So, I draw the horizontal variant what I have seen hoisted on Town Hall.
Regulations on the Coat of Arms and flag of town (in Hungarian) at <>.
Photo of the flag here.
Description of Coat of Arms and more information (in English) at <>.
Zoltan Horvath, 13 February 2010

Horizontal Flag

image by Zoltan Horvath, 13 February 2010

Coat of Arms

from <>, located by Istvan Molnar, 3 Febuary 2001