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image by István Molnár, 18 March 2001
One of the places I visited 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 coats of arms all 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 coats of arms 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
coats of arms is also visible on several places in the main
eljko Heimer, 15 November 1997
Adopted by Res. No.24/1995. (X. 16.) of Kecskemet City,
Hungary which modified the original Res. No. 24/1991.
(VIII. 29.) in Hungarian at <www.kecskemet.hu>.
You can see the ceremonial coats of arms of the city.
István Molnár, 7 March 2001
Kecskemét is the one settlement which uses its original coat
of arms also in 1974-1989 with small modification as seen in the 1974-1989 Flag. Kecskemét's ceremonial flag is
with the ceremonial coat of arms. and gold fringes on the three
A Brief History at <www.kecskemet.hu>.
István Molnár, 18 March 2001
image by Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001
Red, white and red vertical triband. This flag appears at Dr.
Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941)
as "Kecskemét, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun Co.". The same
flag (but with the coat of arms) is the current flag of the city.
István Molnár, 20 October 2000 and Antonio Martins, 28 February 2001
image by István Molnár
Source: A magyar városok címerei (Coats of arms of
the Hungarian cities and towns); 1975.
Here is the coat of arms of the city as sent by the Clerk of
Kecskemét City. You can see the ceremonial coat of arms on the
pages of Kecskemét at <www.kecskemet.hu>.
The old seal and a baroque style coat of arms are at <www.kecskemet.hu/tortenet.html>.
There are three hills in the Coat of Arms. Triplicate hill
relates to the Hungarian coat of arms.
István Molnár, 18 March and 26 April 2001