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[Flag of Ada] image by Ivan Sarajčić, 30 March 2010

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Presentation of Ada

The municipality of Ada (16,785 inhabitants in 2011; 22,860 ha; website) is located in the central part of the Eastern Bačka, on the right bank of river Tisa. The municipality is made of the town of Ada proper (9,464 inh.), of the town of Mol (Hungarian, Mohol: 6,786 inh.), and of the villages of Utrine (Hungarian, Törökfalu; 1,038 inh.), Obornjača (Hungarian, Völgypart; 389 inh.) and Sterijino (Hungarian, Valkaisor; 234 inh.).

The settlement of Petrina is considered as the ancestor of the present town of Ada. Later on the name was changed to Sziget, which means "an island" in Hungarian. On a map from 1723, the town is already mentioned as Ada Hatta. Ada is a word of Turkish origin also meaning "an island". In Serbian (and Croatian for that matter) the word specifically means "a river island", as opposed to "a sea island". In Vojvodina, large rivers form quite a number of islands, many of whom include the term ada in their name; consequently there are some settlements retaining the name as well, Ada being the largest of them.
Ada was proclaimed a Market Town and granted its first coat of arms in 1836. Part of the Bács-Bodrog County of the Kingdom of Hungary until 1919, the town was incorporated in 1920 into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the Treaty of Trianon. Occupied and annexed again by Hungary in 1941, Ada was reallocated in 1947 to Yugoslavia by the Treaty of Paris.

Ivan Sache, Željko Heimer and István Molnár, 26 November 2004

Flag of Ada

The symbols of Ada are described in Article 6 of the Town Statutes Statut Opštine Ada (text), last updated on 30 September 2008, as follows:

The Municipality shall have a coat of arms and a flag highlighting its historical and cultural heritage, as well as its economical and geographical features.
The coat of arms is made of a silver shield charged with a pioneer with brown hair and moustache, clad with a blue coat, red trousers and yellow boots, holding in his right hand a light-coloured steel sword and in his left hand a brown-grey ploughshare. The shield is surmounted with a golden yellow crown whose tips are decorated with turquoise round gems.
The flag [photo, photo] charged in the middle with the municipal coat of arms, is designed horizontally, divided in six equal stripes, blue-white-red-red- white and green.
The use of the coat of arms and flag of the Municipality shall be regulated by a Decision of the Municipality Assembly.

An unofficial version of the flag (photo, photo), is charged with the place's name, in Cyrillic and Latin alphabet, written in black letters below the coat of arms, in the white stripe.

Ivan Sache & Ivan Sarajčić, 6 September 2012

Coats of arms

[Flag of Ada]   [Flag of Ada] images located by Vanja Poposki, 19 February 2022

Here are two official versions of the coat of arms of the Municipality of Ada.
Vanja Poposki, 19 February 2022

Local communities

The Municipality of Ada has four local communities:

1. First Local Community of Ada: I didn't find anything about its symbols, but the Statute allows symbols to be adopted.

Члан 7.
Месна заједница може имати свој симбол у облику амблема, чији изглед, садржину и услове употребе утврђује Савет Месне заједнице посебном одлуком.
Article 7
The local community may have its own symbol in the form of an emblem, whose appearance, content and conditions of use determined by the Local Community Council by a special decision.

2. Second Local Community of Ada: The emblem is described in the Statute, but the flag is not mentioned.

Члан 7.
Месна заједница има свој симбол у облику амблема који изражава њене историјске, културне, привредне
и географске особености.
Амблем месне заједнице је елипсастог облика светлозелене подлоге са грбом општине Ада у средини. Са обе стране грба општине, окренуте према њему, су два бела гусана, са коврџавим крилним перјем и машнама од црвене траке на вратима, како плове на плавим таласима. На дну елипсастог поља стоји текст исписан великим штампаним словима ДРУГА МЕСНА ЗАЈЕДНИЦА - MASODIK HELYI KOZOSSEG ADА.
Графички приказ отиска амблема, начин и услови његове употребе ближе се уређује посебном одлуком Савета месне заједнице.
Article 7
The local community has its own symbol in the form of an emblem that expresses its historical, cultural, economic and geographical features.
The emblem of the local community is an elliptical light green background with the coat of arms of the municipality of Ada in the middle.
On both sides of the coat of arms of the municipality, facing him, are two white geese, with curly wing feathers and bows of red ribbon on the door, floating on blue waves. At the bottom of the elliptical field is a text written in capital letters SECOND LOCAL COMMUNITY - MASODIK HELYI KOZOSSEG ADA.
The graphic presentation of the emblem print, the manner and conditions of its use are regulated in more detail by a special decision of the Local Community Council.

3. Local Community of Mol: The emblem is the same as the municipal coat of arms, but without the wreaths. The flag is white with the emblem on it.

[Flag of Ada] image located by Vanja Poposki, 19 February 2022

The coat of arms of the local community of Mol is derived from the arms of Ada.
Vanja Poposki, 19 February 2022

Члан 9.
Месна заједница има свој симбол у облику амблема, изворног изгледа грба општине Мол, из 1870.године. Амблем је у облику штита у чијој средини стоји граничар са уздигнутим мачем у десној руци, док у левој, спуштеној, држи рало, а непосредно изнад штита се налази круна са пет кракова. Штит је беле боје доњи део обојен зеленом бојом, граничар има капут плаве боје, панталоне црвене, изнад штита круна са пет кракова жуте боје. Овај амблем се може користи на свим обележјима насеља Мол на белој подлози (меморандуми, заставе итд.).
Article 9
The local community has its own symbol in the form of an emblem, the original appearance of the coat of arms of the municipality of Mol, from 1870. The emblem is in the shape of a shield in the middle of which stands a border guard with a raised sword in his right hand, while in his left, lowered, he holds a plow, and just above the shield is a crown with five arms. The lower part of the shield is painted green, the border guard has a blue coat, red trousers, a crown with five yellow arms above the shield. This emblem can be used on all landmarks of the Mol settlement on a white background (memoranda, flags, etc.).

4. Local Community of Utrine: The emblem is described in the Statute, but the flag is not mention.

Члан 7.
Месна Заједница има свој симбол у облику амблема који изражава њену географску особност и главно занимање становништва.
Амблем Месне заједнице је у облику стојећег трокустастог штита који се састоји од три посебна поља: зелене, плаве и црвене, међусобно одвојених линијом беле боје. У горњем зеленом пољу налазе се ветрењача смеђе боје са једром жуте боје, поља жита и сноп жита златно-жуте боје. У горњем плавом пољу налазе се салаш беле боје, ђерам и дрво смеђе и зелене боје, а изнад салаша су три звездице златно-жуте боје којесимболизују три насеља: УТРИНУ, ОБОРЊАЧУ И СТЕРИЈИНО. У доњем црвеном пољу се налази говеђа глава беле боје са клепетушом око врата смеђе боје.
Услове за употребу и коришћење амблема утврђује Савет Месне заједнице.
Article 7
The local community has its own symbol in the form of an emblem that expresses its geographical personality and main interest population.
The emblem of the local community is in the form of a standing triangular shield consisting of three special fields: green, blue and red, separated by a white line. In the upper green field there are brown windmills with a yellow sail, grain fields and a bundle of golden-yellow grain. In the upper blue field, there is a farm of white color, jeram and brown and green wood, and above the farm are three stars of golden-yellow color, which symbolize three settlements: UTRINA, OBORNJAČU and STERIJINO. In the lower red field, there is a white beef head with a rattle around the brown neck.
The conditions for the use and use of the emblem are determined by the Local Community Council.

All statues from

Vanja Poposki, 19 February 2022