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Magyargencs (Veszprem, Hungary)

Magyargencs község

Last modified: 2006-03-04 by dov gutterman
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Magyargencs is a village in Veszprém County (till 1950 in Vas County) in Hungary near to Town of Pápa (23 km to north-west) on the Little Hungarian Plains. The village has 719 inhabitants (1990 census), all of them Hungarians. The first mention of the village is from 1268. The village was in Vas County to 1950. The flag is going to be adopted on 20 August 2000. On the flag there is the coat of Arms. The flag is white with red and green wavy lines and a gold fringe. Ratio of the flag is 2:3 and ratio of the "labarum" is 5:2.
István Molnár, 27 July 2000

Coat of Arms

image by István Molnár, 27 July 2000

Symbolism of the Coat of Arms: The five stars in the red field relate to the five historically noble family of the village. The gold laurel wreath with the silver sword, which was symbol on the cap of the Hungarian soldiers in 1848-49 (war of independence), relates to the celebrity of the village, Miklo's Hertelendy colonel of the Hungarian Army in 1848. The wavy silver stripe relates to the Cinca Brook, and the three gold wheat-stalk relates to the agriculture. Under the shield is the name of the village.
István Molnár, 27 July 2000