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Nitra region symbols (Slovakia)

Nitriansky samosprávny kraj

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[Nitra region flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Nov 2002
adopted 28 May 2002 See also:

Nitra region flag

According to message from Organisation department of Urad Nitrianskeho samospravneho kraja the flag of named Region has quartered field with vertical dividing line in 1/3 of the field, the hoist blue over red, the fly yellow over blue. Put in other words - per scandinavian cross blue - yellow - red - blue. It is second Slovak regional flag of this pattern - the first is that of Kosice Region.  The ratio is 2:3 as usual.
Aleš Křížan, 21 Nov 2002

Nitra region President's flag

[Nitra President] image by Jens Pattke, 28 Jan 2006

Nitra region emblem

[Nitra region emblem] image by Jens Pattke, 28 Jan 2006

The arms of Nitra region with St. Ladislaus and Cumanian warrior (but alas - still no flag there) is presented in full splendour. ) Newspaper "Sme" from 14th May 2002 says that Nitra region flag has four fields and blue, red and yellow coulours - nothing more.
Aleš Křížan, 15 Sep 2002

Nitra (in Hungarian: Nyitra) region is using the Coat of Arms of the formerly Hungarian county: Nyitra (in Slovakian: Nitra).
This Coat of Arms was the second variation from 1606, because the original seal (given by King Ferdinand I in 1550) was lost.
The seal and the Coat of Arms was renewed by King Ferdinand V in 1838. The inscription of the Coat of Arms was changed (from Latin to Hungarian). The Coat of Arms relates the holy Hungarian king Saint Ladislaus - because he died in Nitra by the legends.. (In fact he died near the Czech-Hungarian border).
The Coat of Arms was in use 1550-1920.
You can see the picture of the Coat of Arms of Nyitra county on Ralf Hartemink's site.
István Molnár, 22 Sep 2002


Old Nitra county flag

[Old Nitra county flag] image from this website, sent by István Molnár, 22 Sep 2002

"Flag of the insurrectionists of Nyitra County, 1660, reconstruction. On the obverse of the red flag with a forked tail - ornamented with tongues of flame - the coat-of arms of Nyitra County - St. Ladislas fighting with a Cumanian warrior - is displayed. The legend on it is `The Flag of Nyitra County - Virtue and Concord'. On the reverse the crucified Jesus is portrayed and there is the following legend: `IN HOC SIGNO VINCES (In this sign the victory will be yours) - 1660'. According to the tradition the flag was present at the siege of Buda in 1686. The basis of the reconstruction was a drawing in the volume on Nyitra County from the series `Counties and Towns of Hungary'."
István Molnár, 22 Sep 2002