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by István Molnár, 14 December 2000
I was in the Office of the Community of Józsefváros
(Budapest VIII). The description is from the Resolution No
13/1996 (III.8.): The CoA of Józsefváros is a dark green shield
with pointed bottom divided to four parts by a yellow cross. The
width of the cross is the 1/3 of the shield. In the center of the
shield there is a great "J" letter relates to the name
of the district.
The flag of Józsefváros is a green-gold (yellow) flag (horizontal), ratio 1:2 and in the first 1/3 is the CoA.
István Molnár, 29 November 2000
Józsefváros is a district of Budapest Capital (VIII.
district from 1873) in Hungary. The district has got 87.696
inhabitants (1990 census), nearly all of them are Hungarians.
Five of the Official Ethnic Minorities in Hungary has ethnic
council in the settlement: Gipsy, German, Romanian, Ruthenian and
Slovakian. Neighbouring settlements are: Budapest
VI.-Erzsébetváros, Budapest XIV. - Zugló, Budapest X. -
Kőbánya, Budapest IX. - Ferencváros and Budapest V. -
Belváros-Lipótváros. Józsefváros (Josephstadt) was found in
the 18th century as a suburb of Pest City out of the walls. Part
of Pest to 1872 and part of Budapest from 1873 as the VIII.
The image of the flag is reconstructed by me based on a photo from the Office of the Community of Józsefváros and based on the No.13/1996.(III.8.) Resolution modified by the No.32/1998.(IX.11.) Resolution.
The official website : <www.jozsefvaros.hu>.
István Molnár, 14 December 2000
I blieve that the letter "J" stands for
"Jozsefvaros" of parhaps for "Jozsef" only,
refering to the namesake person. Was this also his CoA, or was it
created for this district?
Antonio Martins, 27 December 2000
The east suburb of Pest City has got was named in 1777 after
the crown prince, son of Queen Marie-Theresie, later King Joseph
II. The first buildings were built in 1730 in the territory of
the district. The CoA was created for the district
Source: Wellner István: Budapest útikönyv, 1982
István Molnár, 31 December 2000
When I visited the exhibition in the museum, the green CoA
with yellow cross and black letter J in the middle was
shown, but no flag above it. However, I have seen the
vertical table flag among the several table flags shown there.
Also saw it on several places in the city. Also, the Flag Museum
is in that district and hoists this flag prominently near the
entrance, as the district gave the rooms for the Museum.
Zeljko Heimer, 9 June 2001
by István Molnár, 13 December 2000