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image by István Molnár, 2 May 2001
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
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
image by Rob Raeside, 23 October 2000
This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve,
címere és lobogója (1941) as "Szeged, Csongrád
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
image from <www.mti.hu>, 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
image 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
image from <www.csongrad-megye.hu>, located by István Molnár
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 Coat of Arms and the flag and modifying res.:
16/1993. (VII. 10.)
25/1998. ( VII.27.)
6/2000. (II. 18.)
István Molnár, 10 December 2001
image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 September 2007
coat of arms
image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 September 2007
I came across a photo of a honoris causa ceremony that
included three flags: EU, 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 <www.pharm.u-szeged.hu>.
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
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
eljko Heimer, 23 April 2005
At another photos in 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
About the history and the name of the university see <en.wikipedia.org>.
Timeline of the university:
1 Kolozsvári Tudományegyetem - Kolozsvár (18721881)
2 Ferenc József Tudományegyetem - Kolozsvár (18811919)
3 Ferenc József Tudományegyetem - Budapest (19191921)
4 Ferenc József Tudományegyetem - Szeged (19211940)
5 Ferenc József Tudományegyetem - Kolozsvár (19401945)
6 Szegedi Tudományegyetem - Szeged (19451962)
7 József Attila Tudományegyetem - Szeged (19621999)
8 Szegedi Tudományegyetem - Szeged (2000 )
István Molnár, 4 February 2006
The SZEGEDI TUDOMÁNYEGYETEM (University of Sciencesof Szeged,
Szeged University, or simply University of Szeged) is located in
the eponymous city. It has now incorporated several other
institutions which were either autonomous or totally separate as
faculties or departments of the university, notably the former
Juhász Gyula University of Education. The university logo is
also the university seal, and can be seen on Wikipedia.
It consists of an escutcheon with a scalloped top, curved flanks,
and a pointed base. The escutcheon is divided per fess, with the
Chief being by far the largest portion. The Chief has a field
gules charged with a Griffin Rampant or facing dexter and
grasping a flaming torch or in its forepaws. The base of the
escutcheon is separated by two horizontal pale blue lines
fimbriated azure from the Chief. It has an azure field charged
with the walls of a city in pale blue; the brickwork is detailed
in black, and is surmounted by three embattled towers, of which
the middle one is the highest. There is also a portcullis
directly beneath this central tower, with a black moat below it.
The escutcheon rests on two laurel wreaths vert with their stems
crossed saltirewise and bound with a ribbon gules edged sable and
folded into three parts, with their ends being forked. The ribbon
is inscribed in black block lettering with the university motto,
VERITAS LIBERTAS VIRTUS (Truth Liberty Virtue). The university
name is written in Latin in black block lettering around the
upper circumference of the entire design and in Hungarian in the
same format around the lower portion, with two small black dots
at the three and nine o'clock positions respectively.
The photograph menthioned above clearly shows a gray or silver rectangular flag emblazoned with the university arms as described at length above.
Ron Lahav, 22 August 2007