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Dunakeszi (Pest, Hungary)

Dunakeszi Város

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image by István Molnár, 27 March 2001

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The Flag

Translated from <>:
"The city flag has a ratio of 1:2, rectangular, a silver (that is, white [then "argent" is the better word]) background, with a fringe of the same colour. The municipal arms are situated in the centre third of the flag - according to the usual scale - with a grape wreath bordering the lower part. On the flag, the arms may be placed either horizontally or vertically."
Georges G. Kovari III, 3 March 2000

Image is based on the Res. No. 11/1991. (X.10.) of the Community of the Town at <>.
Description: Ratio of the flag of the town is 1:2, rectangle, the basic colour of it is silver (means white). Silver means white, not grey!! The picture is incorrect on <>.
My friend living there said: the colours are of the Coat of Arms (and flag of course): white-blue-green! On the picture you can see at <> the colours are: grey-blue-black (sic!).
István Molnár, 27 March 2001 and 7 April 2001

Vertical Variant

image from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 3 March 2000

The Coat of Arms

image from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 3 March 2000

Translated from this site:
"The municipal arms are "anvil-shaped", silver/argent in the middle - symbolizing the Danube - "wavy-lined" separating the flag into two parts. On the top part, with a blue background, the city's patron saint, Saint Michael, can be seen, in silver. The arms' lower green field contains a horse-head coupé(?) silver, symbolizing Alag's horseracing."
Georges G. Kovari III, 3 March 2000

The Seal

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 3 March 2000

Translated from this site:
"The city's pending seal is oval-shaped, with a 5x6 cm diameter. The "seal-press" (I can't think of the word, perhaps the stamping itself? - Unsure) is oval-shaped, with a 2.35x3 cm diameter. On the top part, on a stylized ribbon, is the inscription "Dunakeszi". On the seal's lower-right[sic] field, Saint Michael is situated, on an anvil-shaped shield. On the lower part of the seal, the inscription "KEZEW 1255", which represents the settlement's first written mention, and the date of that mention."
Georges G. Kovari III, 3 March 2000

The Town

Dunakeszi is a town (from 1977) on the left bank of the Danube River in Pest County neighbouring Budapest. The town has got 28.857 inhabitants (1990 census) nearly all of them are Hungarians. One of the Official Ethnic Minorities of Hungary has got ethnic council in the town: The Gypsies.
The territory is populated from the Stone Age. On the bank of the river is a Roman fortification. (The Danube was the border of the Roman Empire. The left bank was Pannonia Province.)  The town was mentioned first in 1225. In 1559 was under Ottoman rule (part of the Buda vilayet). In 1644 the village was destroyed. In 1718 there were just 18 family. The settlement has got 3.116 inhabitants in 1910. In 1950 the village was united with Alag (famous horse-breading place). The village became a town in 1977.
István Molnár, 8 July 2000