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Forraskut (Csongrad, Hungary)

Forráskút község

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image by István Molnár, 12 March 2001

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Forráskút is a village in Csongrád County in Hungary near to City of Szeged (22 km northwest). The village has got 2,271 inhabitants (1990 census), all of them are Hungarians. Neighbouring settlements are: Balástya, Csólyospálos, Üllés, Bordány, Zsombó and Szatymaz villages.
The territory of the settlement was part of Dorozsma (later Kiskundorozsma, now part of Szeged City) town. Dorozsma was in the Jász-Kun Free Territory (Jazygen-Cumania) till 1872. 1872-1950 part of Csongrád County. In 1900 Forráskút became a farmland center of Dorozsma. On 1st January 1950 Forráskút became an independent village. 1977-1989 it was united with Üllés village.
The flag and the coat of arms were adopted on 23rd November 1994 by the Resolution No.3 20/1994.(XI.23) at <>. The flag is red and blue with the yellow triangle from left in the centre the is a coat of arms of the settlement
Description of the coat of arms of the village: Standing shield with pointed bottom. In blue field there are two arms crossing each other. The right red arm in a rolled up white shirt-sleeve catches the throat of a green snake keeping a gold orb in its mouth. This symbol relates to the Dorozsmai Clan ruled this territory before the Mongol Invasion (1241-42). The arm relates to the Cumanians resettled this territory. In the left red arm in a rolled up white shirt-sleeve there is a silver sword relates to the new settlers from the Military Borderlands after the Turkish wars. The silver wavy line relates to the Sija brook, the brook of this territory. In the middle of the bottom of the shield there is a silver water running over a red amphora relates to the name of a village: Forráskút means spring-head. Both of the left and right side of the amphora there are one gold bell relate to the Roman Catholic settlers and the historical church fallen into ruin at the time of the Mongol Invasion "but its bell could be hear on the nights of the excellent days". The helmet on the shield relates to the heroes of the territory.
Information is from <>. It seems the description of the coat of arms and the picture of the coat of arms is not exactly equal.
István Molnár, 12 March 2001

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image by István Molnár, 12 March 2001

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image from <>, located by István Molnár