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Štúrovo city (Slovakia)

Nové Zámky okres, Nitra region

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[Stúrovo new flag] by Jarig Bakker, 28 Jan 2002 See also:

New Štúrovo flag

I received a map with Slovakian cities flags and coats of arms from Jaume Ollé. It revealed a new flag for Štúrovo city - the same pattern as Istvan Molnar reported, but with a swallowtail, and the vertical red stripe is 1/3 of flag length.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Jan 2002

I think this is not the official form of the flag but a standardised form.
István Molnár, 28 Jan 2002

Štúrovo flag

Stúrovo flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 2 Aug 1999

Štúrovo (original: Parkaň 1920-1948; Hungarian: Párkány) has 13.347 inhabitants (73,5% Hungarian; 1990 census). The town was in Esztergom (Slovakian: Ostrihom) County of Hungary till 1919/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation).1920-1938 part of Czechoslovakia, 1938-1944 Hungarian (after the Decision of Vienna). The Treaty of Paris (1947) reallocated it to Czechoslovakia. The town is located on the left bank of the River Danube opposite Esztergom city in the west gate of the Danube-Bend. The original name of the settlement was Kakat till the Turkish wars. The new Turkish fort 'Dsigerdelen' was built in the destroyed territory of Kakat village in 1545-1549. About the small fort new settlement got the new name: Párkány. Parkaň had got the new name in 1948: Štúrovo. Ľudovíť Štúr (1815-1856) was born in Nyitra/Nitra County, he was a Slovakian linguistic and poet.
István Molnár, 13 Aug 2000

Štúrovo 'official' flag

Štúrovo 'official' flag by István Molnár, 13 Aug 2000

Last Monday I was in the Office of the Community of Štúrovo City and I got a city flag and a picture about the coat of arms. These are the official symbols of the town from 1972 designed by the heraldist Dr. Péter Püspöki Nagy.
István Molnár, 13 Aug 2000

One peek at the map learns that there is huge station-yard near Štúrovo, which may account for the stripes on the flag.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Aug 2000

Štúrovo Coat of Arms

Stúrovo Coat of Armsfrom . (!Link does not work any more!)

Štúrovo 'official' Coat of Arms

[Štúrovo 'official' Coat of Arms] sent by István Molnár, 13 Aug 2000, resized by Rich Hansen.

The coat of arms of Štúrovo/Párkány is a Gothic shield divided into two fields. The blue color symbolizes the meeting of the rivers: the Danube and the Hron/Garam. The gold (or yellow) triangle relates to the ground plan of the former fort. In the yellow field is a red cock looking right, referring to the original name of the settlement (Kakat or kakas means cock in Hungarian). The red color and the five-pointed comb refer to the five greatest calamities in the settlement (in 1529, 1532, 1543, 1595, 1683, in the time of the Turkish Wars)
István Molnár, 13 Aug 2000