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Debrecen (Hungary)

Debrecen Megyei Jogú Város

Last modified: 2014-04-18 by zoltán horváth
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Last week I was at Debrecen. Last year I had seen the Previous Flags , and now they readopted the blue-yellow-blue Historical Flag which was flying in the city (ratio: 2:3). I think it was readopted in summer 2001.
István Molnár, 15 October 2001

On 15th March (National Holiday), I have seen the ceremonical flag of the city (blue-yellow-blue charged with the Coat of Arms).
István Molnár, 17 March 2002

Regulations on the Coat of Arms and flag of town (in Hungarian) at <>.
Photo of the flag at <>.
Description of Coat of Arms and some basic information (in English) at <>.
Zoltan Horvath, 2 February 2010

Vertical Flag

image by Zoltan Horvath, 2 February 2010

Previous Flags

image by István Molnár, 11 April 2001

image by István Molnár, 11 April 2001

Yesterday was the great Hungarian national holiday. I have seen some settlements flags on TV.
Debrecen City, Hungary - On light blue field there is the Coat of Arms of the city. Horizontal and vertical. Ratio 1:2. This is the flag I have seen in Debrecen in October.
István Molnár, 16 March 2001 and 11 April 2001

Historical Flag

image by Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

This flag (Blue, yellow and blue "spanish" triband (1+2+1, horiz.)), appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as " Debrecen, Hajdú Co. ".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000 and Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

1974-1989 Flag

image by István Molnár

Debrecen city - "In the Coat of Arms of the city there is a Phoenix relates to the renewal. The red tongues of flame relate to conflagrations devastated the city, but symbolise the freedom too. The open book emphasizes the school-town type of Debrecen and the progressive traditions of its intellectual life. The cog-wheel symbolises the existence of the socialist industry and the energetic development of the industrialization of the city."
Source: A magyar városok címerei (Coat of Arms of the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975
István Molnár, 17 December 2000

Coat of Arms

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Click here for another version of Debercen Coat of Arms from <>.