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Trnava city, Slovakia

Trnava okres, Trnava region

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Trnava new flag image from this site, reported by Aleš Křížan, 24 May 2002
flag adopted 1 July, 2002 See also:

Trnava new flag

I was browsing through Slovak Internet, when I saw something unusual as background of Trnava City Official Web site - a flag,
which is not only a striped swallowtailed piece of cloth anymore. It is charged with picture of wheel (of Small Arms). On this adress you can see images of Small Arms (wheel), Middle Arms (wheel with head of "Christ Pantokrator" in middle) and Great Arms  (the middle one plus "alpha", "omega", crescent, star, small letters "r" and "t" under an open crown), city seal,  new flag, standard of Primator (Lord - Mayor of Trnava City). All these images are part of new city Statute, which will come into effect on 1 July, 2002. Upper stripe is meant to be yellow, not pale orange.
One would say that placing a figure on the flag Trnava councellors made a revolution in Slovakian vexillology (when we ignore Košice flag with full Coat of Arms).
Aleš Křížan, 24 May 2002

Trnava mayor's flag

[Trnava mayor's flag] image from this site, reported by Aleš Křížan, 24 May 2002

Trnava Coat of Arms with Christogram

[Trnava Coat of Arms with Christogram] image from this site, reported by Aleš Křížan, 24 May 2002

Trnava flag

Trnava flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 6 Aug 1999

Trnava - Hungarian: Nagyszombat = 'great Saturday', because the city market was on saturdays, in German Tyrnau -  has 71.783 inhabitants, nearly all Slovakian. In 1910 15.163 inhabitants (53,0% Slovakians, 30,3% Hungarians and 15,0% Germans). The town was in Pozsony (Slovakian: Prešporok) County of Hungary till 1919/1920. 1920-1938 in Czechoslovakia, 1939-1945 in Slovakia, and 1945-1992 in Czechoslovakia. First mentioned in 1211. Civic rights in 1238 by King Béla IV.
István Molnár, 20 Jun 2000

Trnava medieval flag

[Trnava medieval flag] by Jan Kravcík, 15 June 2000

This is the medieval flag of the city .
Jan Kravcík, 15 June 2000 

Trnava Coat of Arms

Trnava Coat of Arms from . (!Link does not work any more!)


The original symbol for the city, dating from the early 14th century, was a wheel with the head of Jesus in the middle. Between the spokes the Greek letters alpha and omega, a star and a crescent were placed. The smaller symbols disappear in the early 15th century and from 1420 onwards only the wheel is used. The wheel has no special meaning, but the spokes form the letters I and X, Greek for Jesus Christ. (Source: Ralf Harteminks's website)