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New image according to the "HERALDICKÝ REGISTER SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY"
Volume I and II, Bratislava: Ministry of Interior.2001/02
Gunnar Staack, 29 Aug 2002
Martin (till 1948 Turciansky Sväty Martin, in Hungarian: Turócszentmárton,
in German: Thurocz Sankt Martin) has 58.393 inhabitants (1990 census).
Between 1920-1990 the villages Jahodníky, Košúty, Priekopa, Tomcany, and
Záturciewere were absorbed by the town. The town was the capital of Turóc
(Slovakian: Turiec) County of Hungary till 1918/1920 (Declaration of Martin).
1920-1938 Czechoslovakian, 1939-1945 Slovakian, and 1945-1992 Czechoslovakian.
The town was founded by King Béla IV around 1250. In 1284 it was called
"villa Sancti Martini". The town got its name from the patron saint of
the church. The town became the cultural, political center of the Slovakians
in Hungary in the last century. In this city was founded the Matica Slovenská
- Mother of Slovakian Culture Association in 1861. This town was the site
of the Declaration of Martin, which declared the secession of the Slovakians
from the Kingdom of Hungary and the Union with the Czechs on 30 October
István Molnár, 7 July 2000
This is the flag of the city as used in 1979.
Source: 'Klíc k našim mestum' by Karel Liška and Ludvík Mucha, Práce (ed), Prague, 1979
Jan Kravcik, 15 June 1979