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Cibakhaza (Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary)

Cibakháza Nagyközség

Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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image by István Molnár, 11 March 2001

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Information from the Homepage at <>. Description about the Coat of Arms and the flag (in Hungarian) at <>:
Cibakháza is a large village in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County in Hungary on the Great Hungarian Plain on the left bank of the Tisza River near to Szolnok City (30 km South). The settlement has got 4.446 inhabitants (1990 census), nearly all of them are Hungarians. One of the Official Ethnic Minorities of Hungary has got ethnic council in the settlement: the Gipsy. Neighbouring settlements are: Vezseny, Tiszajenő, Nagyrév villages, Kunszentmárton and Tiszaföldvár towns..
The first mention of the settlement is from 1465. In 1500 the settlement was a borough. Landlords were the Kenechki and Czibak (!) families. Till 1552 Cibakháza was in the Outer-Szolnok County of the Kingdom of Hungary. 1552-1685 it was under Turkish rule (part of the Buda Vilayet).  In 1660 Cibakháza was an important ferry. 1685-1876 it was in the Heves-Outer-Szolnok County. In 1848-49 there was an important battle of the War of Independence. In 1910 Cibakháza was a village in the Lower Tisza district of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County of the Kingdom of Hungary. Number of its inhabitants in 1910: 5.252; 5.218 (99,4%) Hungarian and 34 (0,6%) other by mother tongue, 4.743 (90,3%) Roman Catholic, 389 (7,4%) Calvinist, 61 (1,2%) Lutheran and 59 (1,1%) other by religion.
Description of the Coat of Arms: Standing shield with pointed bottom divided into four parts. In the right upper red field there is an armed gold lion turning left with two tails. On its head there is a five pointed gold diadem. The lion puts forward its right hand and in its left hand there is a silver sword with gold hilt. This symbol relates to the Cybak Family (which came from Italy in the 14th century) who's name the settlement got. In the left blue field there are thirteen gold lilies. This symbol relates to the great victory of the Hungarian Army in 1849 in Cibakháza and relates to the Thirteen Martyr Of Arad - the 13 general who was executed after the surrendering of the Independence War. On the right bottom blue field there is two wavy silver stripes relate to the Tisza and the Körös rivers. On the left bottom gold field there is a flying black TURUL (Austur v. Falco sacer). On its talons there is a national - red-white-green - flag. The Turul was the symbol of Atilla, King of the Huns. This symbol relates to the Hungarians' heroic standing their ground from the Conquest to nowadays, at the time of the Turkish Wars, in 1848-49 and in the World Wars. On the shield there is a black Home Guard shako from 1848-49 with gold strings and silver coat of arms. Both on the left and right sides there are a national flag.
István Molnár, 11 March 2001

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image by István Molnár, 11 March 2001

Coat of Arms

image by István Molnár, 11 March 2001