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Kecskemet (Hungary)

Kecskemét Megyei Jogú Város

Last modified: 2001-05-18 by dov gutterman
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by Zeljko Heimer , 15 November 1997

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The Flag

On of the places I was, is the city of Kecskemet ('cs' is read like 'ch' in 'church', each 'e' is read just as you wouldn't even try to pronounce). Kecskemet is the town in south-east Hungary, and as in many Hungarian towns, the coats of arms are visible wherever you look, especially in the old part of town. The municipality building if full of CoA's alll around the facades (and look very monumental, in similar style as the Hungarian Parliament building, of couse, smaller). Above the main entrance there was hoisted the flag of the city - RWR vertical triband with CoA in the middle: Gules, on a cinquetuple mount Vert a goat rampant proper. Crowned with St. Stephen's crown. The flag must have been introduced after 1990 and downfall of communism (or at least reintroduced), since the communist era CoA is also visible on several places in the main square.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 November 1997

Res. No.24/1995. (X. 16.) of Kecskemet City, Hungary which  modified the original Res. No. 24/1991. (VIII. 29.) in Hungarian at You can see the ceremonial CoA of the city
István Molnár, 7 March 2001

by István Molnár, 18 March 2001

The image at the top showing the CoA with five hills is WRONG. There are only three hills as seen in the Coat of Arms. The original is: triplicate hill relates to the Hungarian CoA. Kecskemét is the one settlement which uses its original CoA also in 1974-1989 with small modification as seen in the 1974-1989 Flag.
Kecskemét's ceremonical flag - with the ceremonical CoA. and gold fringes on the three edges.
A Brief History at
The old seal and a baroque style CoA at
István Molnár, 18 March 2001

Historical Flag

by Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Kecskemét, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun Co.".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000

The same flag (but with the CoA) is the currunt flag of the city.
Dov Gutterman, 21 October 2000

Red, white and red vertical triband.
Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

1974-1989 Flag

by István Molnár

Source: A magyar városok címerei (CoAs of the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975

Coat of Arms

Here is the CoA of the city as sent by the Clerk of Kecskemét City. You can see the ceremonical CoA on the pages of Kecskemét:
István Molnár, 26 April 2001

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