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Józsefváros Önkormányzat

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image by Zoltan Horvath, 01 May 2012

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The Flag

Introduction and adaptation of new symbols in Budapest are continuing.
Now, Józsefváros, the 8th district of Budapest adopted new symbols, flag and coat of arms, as well. Colours of the flag has been kept, but in a new pattern, upper half of the flag is white charged with new coat of arms, lower part of the flag is geen with a yellow Latin cross. Both horizontal and vertical variant are used. Ratios are 2:3 and 1:3, respectively.
They were adopted on 19 March 2012. Green symbolizes the hope, while yellow cross is for sun rays where the hope comes from. The castle on the coat of arms is the place (Budapest) where this district is located.
An article with images about introduction of new symbols:
Proposal document of new flag (in Hungarian) including drawings:
Zoltan Horvath, 01 May 2012

Vertical Flag

image by Zoltan Horvath, 01 May 2012

Previous symbols

image by István Molnár, 14 December 2000

I was in the Office of the Community of Józsefváros (Budapest VIII). The description is from the Resolution No 13/1996 (III.8.): The coat of arms 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 coat of arms.
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.
The official website : <>.
István Molnár, 14 December 2000

I blieve that the letter "J" stands for "Józsefváros" of parhaps for "József" only, refering to the namesake person. Was this also his coat of arms, 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 coat of arms 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 coat of arms 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.
Željko Heimer, 9 June 2001

image by István Molnár, 13 December 2000