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by István Molnár, 2 May 2001

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Yesterday was the great Hungarian national holiday. I have seen some settlements flags on TV.
Szeged City, Hungary: On light blue field there is the Coat of Arms of the city. Vertical. ratio 1:2
István Molnár, 16 March 2001

Last Monday I was in Szeged and I have seen the flag. This flag is NOT an hanging flag. Ratio: 2:1. On blue field there is the Coat of Arms of the city.
István Molnár, 2 May 2001

On 1 October, 1997, a part of the city, Algyo, left Szeged and became an independent village again.
Zoltán Turay, 5 January 2005

Historical Flags

by Rob Raeside, 23 October 2000

This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Szeged, Csongrád Co.".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000

Szeged flag is a banner of arms (The Coat of Arms kept its place even during the Communist regime with red star added). It won't surprise me if the same flag is also in use today.
Dov Gutterman, 23 October 2000

from <>, located by István Molnár, 31 March 2002

An historical flag with the Coat of Arms of Szeged. New exhibition in Szeged "The most beautiful flags of the last two centuries" by the Móra Ferenc Múzeum.
István Molnár, 31 March 2002

1974-1989 Flag

by István Molnár

Szeged city - "The today Coat of Arms of the city adopted the eagle from the old Coat of Arms. The pattern's blue field with the silver stripes relates to the Tisza and Maros rivers. The gold sun is the symbol of the uninterrupted renewal and relates to Szeged as a city of the sunshine and as the center of the intellectual life of the country region."
Source: A magyar városok címerei (Coat of Arms of the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975
István Molnár, 17 December 2000

Coat of Arms

from <>, located by István Molnár

From <>:
The Coat of Arms originally was given by King Charles (Károly) III on 21 May 1719, when the city became Free Royal City (again).
The Coat of Arms was removed in 1948 (cmmunist era).
It was readopted after 1989. Resolutions about the using of the CoA and the flag and modifying res.:
16/1993. (VII. 10.)
25/1998. ( VII.27.)
6/2000. (II. 18.)
See: <>.
István Molnár, 10 December 2001

Scientific University of Szeged

I came across a photo of a honoris causa ceremony that included three flags: UE, Hungary (state flag) and a light grey flag with a Coat of Arms in the center that I could not identify. The photo is at <>.
Jorge Candeas, 22 April 2005

The logic dictates that the third flag would be that of the University, though that the arrangement of the three flags is not quite as it should be according to the protocol rules.   The Coat of Arms of the University of Szeged may be see on their home page <> but not of the best quality, however, clearly the same emblem as on the flag in question. I suppose that the text around the Coat of Arms reads in Latin: Universitas Scientiarium Szegediensis, and in Magyar: Szegedi Tudományegyetem. (The amount of text around the Coat of Arms would suggestthat both languages are used).
Željko Heimer, 23 April 2005

At another photos in here and here, you'll find the same symbol hanging on the wall. According to it, the flag belongs to the "Universitas Scientiarium Szegediensis / Szegedi Tudományegyetem".
Ned Smith and Jorge Candeas, 23 April 2005

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