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Repcelak (Vas County, Hungary)

Répcelak Város

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by Istvan Molnar, 29 June 2000

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Re'pcelak is a "large community" ("large village constituting an administrative division in Hungary" - from the vocabulary) in Vas county in the Little Hungarian Plain (47° 24' North, 17°3' East). First it was mentioned as "Lak" in 1268. It was registered as a village. In 1780 the village has got 192 Roman Catholic and 353 Evangelic inhabitants. The first seal is from 1855. In 1930 it has got 1.457 inhabitants. In 1965 the village was devastated by the great flood of the Re'pce and the Re'ba rivers.  (from the Re'pcelak to:rte'nete, 1997)
The name of the village: Re'pce is the name of the river flowing the village. Lak is a Hungarian word means settlement.
Re'pcelak is 33 km to Csorna and 40 km to Szombathely on the road and railway between Szombathely and Csorna. The village has got 2.956 inhabitants (only Hungarians; 1990 census). Re'pcelak is in the Vas County (from the first mention). In the end of the 19th century, Re'pcelak became community and in 1970 became "large community".
The image is from Re'pcelak torte'nete, 1997. Flag adopted on 18 August 1996.
Istvan Molnar, 29 June 2000

Repcelak became a town (Város) in 2001.
Istvan Molnar, 4 July 2001

Coat of Arms

by Istvan Molnar, 29 June 2000

The CoA was adopted on 18 August 1996. The Gold Lion in Red is originally the CoA of the Rado' Family landlords of the village. The blue vawy line symbolise the Re'pce River - I think, and the bubbles from the gold field: the carbon dioxide founded here.
Istvan Molnar, 29 June 2000