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by Mello Luchtenberg, 1 April 2001
Cities (not part of the county):
Ratio: 1:2 . Adopted: after 1991 and always hoisted vertically
The arms of A-H county of Fejér (Weisenburg , granted around 1650) are still used even if now the county has much larger area.
Zeljko Heimer - from FAME
A very informative page about the flag and the CoA of the
county and its history (now only in Hungarian) - http://www.fejer.hu/tortenelem3.html.
Some informations from the page:
The first mention of Fejér County is from 1009. The counties were administrative divisions in the 11-13th centuries (Royal Counties). The counties became communities of the nobles from the 13th century. (Noble Counties) The first information about a noble county is from 1232 (Zala County). To the 16th century the counties hadn't got symbols. They use their sheriff's seal. (sheriff means alispán in Hungarian, the administrative leader of the community of the county). The first used CoA is from 1490. This CoA was used by Hunyad County (today Hunedoara County, Rumania) In 1498 King Vladislas II gave a CoA to Somogy County. In 1550 the LXII Law decreed " Every counties have to have seal (...)
In 1550 Zala, Zemplén, Nyitra and Hont counties got CoA. King Leopold I gave the CoA to Fejér County in 1694. The original script: "Sigillum Comitatus Albensis" King Ferdinand V. renewed the CoA in 1837. The script: "Fejér vármegye petsétje"
The CoA of Fejér County - Description of the CoA:
On the green field before the blue sky is the kneeling Saint Stephen with the Holy Crown, sword and sceptre on a red pillow on his arms. King Saint Stephen makes an offer of Hungary to the Blessed Virgin - who is in a beaming cloud - holding in her arm a little Jesus Christ. Under the pillow with the Holy crown there is the Coat of Arms of Hungary. Version from 1837 ia at: http://www.fejer.hu/images/cimer.GIF
The flag of Fejér County:
The first mention of the flag is from 1747. This flag was together with the representatives of the county in 1790 (when the Holy Crown returned to Buda from Vienna), in 1809 (battle with Napoleon), 1867 (coronation of Francis-Joseph I), 1896 (the Millenium of the Conquest), 1916 (coronation of Charles IV), 1938 (Millenium of the death of Saint Stephen). In 1949 the communist government prohibited the municipalities from using their symbols. On 13th March 1992 the county renewed the old CoA (script: Fejér megye) and the old flag.
István Molnár, 20 January 2001
The Hungarian flag bulettin Zaszlovilag in number 1 of 1995 on
page 7 there is the flag and CoA shown, but unfortunately, the
description does not refer to the outer ring at all, and the
images are not conclusive (at least in my copy it is not clear if
there is line along letter J and M in the inscription). My only
other source are stamps issued by Hungarian post in 1997, but
these show the Fejer CoA entirely without the outer ring with
According to images in Zaszlovilag, there are four stars in the outer ring. Also, even if that is probably hard to say in this size of the image, those stars are six-pointed (say: inscribed circle is 1/3 of the outer circle), each with two points pointing perpendicularly to the radius of the CoA connecting the center of the star . Also, probably also not visible due to the scale, the A in word VARMEGYE should have acute accent.
Zeljko Heimer, 31 March 2001
by István Molnár, 27 August 2001
Flying flag at the Conquest Statue, Opusztaszer NHP. Ratio:
3:1. The width of the CoA is the 1/3 of the width of the flag.
The CoAs is on the 1/3 of the flag's height.
István Molnár, 27 August 2001
by István Molnár, 27 Febuary 2003
Fejér county Millenium flag - swallowtailed.
István Molnár, 27 Febuary 2003
by Mello Luchtenberg, 1 April 2001