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Józsefváros Önkormányzat

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by István Molnár, 14 December 2000

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I was in the Office of the Community of Józsefváros (Budapest VIII). The description is from the Resolution No 13/1996 (III.8.): The CoA of Józsefváros is a dark green shield with pointed bottom divided to four parts by a yellow cross. The width of the cross is the 1/3 of the shield. In the center of the shield there is a great "J" letter relates to the name of the district.
The flag of Józsefváros is a green-gold (yellow) flag (horizontal), ratio 1:2 and in the first 1/3 is the CoA.
István Molnár, 29 November 2000

Józsefváros is a district of Budapest Capital (VIII. district from 1873) in Hungary. The district has got 87.696 inhabitants (1990 census), nearly all of them are Hungarians. Five of the Official Ethnic Minorities in Hungary has ethnic council in the settlement: Gipsy, German, Romanian, Ruthenian and Slovakian. Neighbouring settlements are: Budapest VI.-Erzsébetváros, Budapest XIV. - Zugló, Budapest X. - Kőbánya, Budapest IX. - Ferencváros and Budapest V. - Belváros-Lipótváros. Józsefváros (Josephstadt) was found in the 18th century as a suburb of Pest City out of the walls. Part of Pest to 1872 and part of Budapest from 1873 as the VIII. district.
The image of the flag is reconstructed by me based on a photo from the Office of the Community of Józsefváros and based on the No.13/1996.(III.8.) Resolution modified by the No.32/1998.(IX.11.) Resolution.
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István Molnár, 14 December 2000

I blieve that the letter "J" stands for "Jozsefvaros" of parhaps for "Jozsef" only, refering to the namesake person. Was this also his CoA, or was it created for this district?
Antonio Martins, 27 December 2000

The east suburb of Pest City has got was named in 1777 after the crown prince, son of Queen Marie-Theresie, later King Joseph II. The first buildings were built in 1730 in the territory of the district. The CoA was created for the district
Source: Wellner István: Budapest útikönyv, 1982
István Molnár, 31 December 2000

When I visited the exhibition in the museum, the green CoA with yellow cross and black letter J in the middle  was shown, but no flag above it. However, I have seen  the vertical table flag among the several table flags shown there. Also saw it on several places in the city. Also, the Flag Museum is in that district and hoists this flag prominently near the entrance, as the district gave the rooms for the Museum.
Zeljko Heimer, 9 June 2001

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by István Molnár, 13 December 2000

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