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Vršac (Hungarian, Versec; German, Werschitz) is a town and district in Vojvdina, close to the Romanian border. The town has got 36,940 inhabitants (1990 census).
In 1919, the town was under French occupation. From 1920 (Treaty
of Trianon) to 1941, the town was incorporated to
Yugoslavia. In 1941-1944, the area was
occupied and annexed by Germany. The Treaty of Paris reallocated it
to Yugoslavia in 1947.
The town is the birthplace of the Hungarian writer Ferenc Herceg.
István Molnár, 9 October 2000
According to Széll (Városaink neve, címere és lobogója [szs41]), the former flag of Vršac is a gironny of blue and white.
Széll's book shows the flags of several towns formerly held by Hungary. The book is our only source of these flags, but it is not clear as to what period these flags were used as claimed by the book. I doubt very much that they were used during the time of Austria-Hungary. It seems very much more like they were designed in 1941 - but it is not even clear weather the designs shown in Széll's book are just proposals or if they were ever prescribed in any formal way and after all whether they were used. At least for the moment, I believe that the former flag was in use at most in years 1941-1944.
Željko Heimer, 9 October 2005