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Dunajská Streda (Hungarian: Dunaszerdahely) has 23.236 inhabitants (83,3% Hungarian; 1990 census). The town was in the Pozsony (in Slovakian: Prešporok) County of the Kingdom of Hungary to 1919/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation / Treaty of Trianon). 1920-1938 part of Czechoslovakia, 1938-1944 part of Hungary (after the Decision of Vienna). The Treaty of Paris (1947) reallocated it to Czechoslovakia. The city is birthplace of the famous Hungarian Central Asian traveller Ármin Vámbéry (1832-1913).
István Molnár, 12 Jun 2000
The flag of Dunajská Streda in 1979. Blue symbolizes the river Danube (Dunaj), yellow stands for the colour of wheat (Dunajská Streda is located on the so-called Rye Island) and red represents the full municipal rights which were granted to the city in 1960. The flag was created by dr. P. Püspöki Nagy in 1969.
Source: 'Klíc k našim mestum' by Karel Liška and Ludvík Mucha, ed. Práce in Prague, 1979 and 'Városaink neve, címere és lobogója' by S. Széll, Budapest 1941.
Jan Kravcik, 13 June 2000
The colours of the flag of the town are given by the colours of the towns coat of arms. Therefore the colours of the coat of arms must appear on the flag according to their arrangement in the coat of arms in the following order: blue, gold, red. This is the authentic form of Dunaszerdahelys flag: The height of the flag is the half of its length. The first third of the field on the right /by the rod/ is blue along the whole height of the flag. The further two thirds are gold in the upper and red in the lower half with the division along the lengthwise axis. The flag of the town is used on special occassions; national holidays, local festivals and larger cultural events.
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