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Zalaegerszeg (Hungary)

Zalaegerszeg megyei jogú város

Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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image by Zoltan Horvath, 14 July 2010

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Zalaegerszeg has already been presented on FOTW-ws, it is the administrative center of Zala county in western Hungary.
City lies on the banks of the Zala River, close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders.
Zoltan Horvath, 14 July 2010

The Flag

Res. No. 35/1995. (VII.13.) of the G.A. of Zalaegerszeg - description of the coat of arms and flag (in Hungarian) at <>. Zalaegerszeg's flag is light blue, in the center there is the coat of arms below the coat of arms there is the name of the city in gold. Ratio 1:2. It has got an Vertical Version too.
István Molnár, 29 March 2001

Its flag is lighter blue (pale blue) than it was illustrated in FOTW-ws. Both horizontal and vertical variant are used. Regulation of coat of arms and flag (in Hungarian):

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Zoltan Horvath, 14 July 2010

Vertical Version

image by Zoltan Horvath, 14 July 2010

Historical Flag

image by António Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Zalaegerszeg, Zala Co.".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000

White with a blue triangle, the base of which covers the hoist and the apex of which touches the middle fly.
António Martins, 28 February 2001

1974-1989 Flag

image by István Molnár

Source: A magyar városok címerei (Coat of arms of the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975.
István Molnár

Coat of Arms

image from <>, located by István Molnár, 8 August 2000

From zalaegerszeg site:
Egerszeg had no official arms for centuries. The arms with the patron saint of the parish-church, Maria Magdalen, developed from the city seal which was modified several times at the beginning of our century. These arms were used in several versions up until the end of the 40-s. The new arms were designed and accepted by the town-councillors in 1970, however, experts held the opinion that these arms were neither in accordance with the rules of heraldry nor the traditions of the city.
It was in 1989 when the City Council decided to design the arms in accordance with traditions. The new symbol of Zalaegerszeg was accepted in 1992 by the new managing body of the city as a result of long-lasting debates.
The traditional escutcheon features Maria Magdalen with a whip under her feet reaching out her right hand with a laurel wreath to the stylized castle.
István Molnár, 8 August 2000