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Hidegseg (Gyor-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary)


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by Istvan Molnar, 24 November 2002

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Hidegség (in Croatian Vedešin) is a village in Gyor-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary near the Lake Ferto. Neighbouring settlements are: Sopron city, Fertoboz, Nagycenk, Pereszteg and Fertohomok villages. The settlement has got 304 inhabitants (28.2% Croatian, 7.9% German by "used language with friends and at home". Only 2.6% are Croatian and 0.6% are Germans by ethnicity; 2001 census).
The first mention of the settlement is from 1274 as 'HYDEGSYD ' - see the coat of arms. The settlement was a village in Sopron county of Hungary till 1950. From 1950 it is in Gyor-Sopron, 1989 Gyor-Moson-Sopron county.
The village was devastated in the early 1500s and resettled in 1532-1534 by Croats. In 1704 - at the time of the Prince Rákóczi's war of independent - the settlement devasteted again and resettled with Croats from Szerém (in Croatian: Srijem) county. The settlement's Croatian name is VEDEŠIN - see the CoA. The Coat of Arms and the flags was adopted on 16th June 2000.
Source: the Home Page of the village.
Istvan Molnar, 24 November 2002