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Šamorín city, Slovakia

Dunajská Streda okres, Trnava region

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Samorin flag by Philip Nelson, April 6, 2000 after image from . (!Link does not work any more!)

Šamorín is a small town in Slovakia located near the Danube 20 km southeast of Bratislava. According to the tradition the name Šamorín (Slovak), or Somorja (Hungarian), or Somerheim (German) originates from the Latin expression "Santa Maria". (Source: the Šamorín website)
Jarig Bakker

Šamorín has 12.051 inhabitants (71,0 % Hungarian; 1990 census). The town was in Pozsony (Slovakian: Prešporok) County of the Kingdom of Hungary till 1919/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation / Treaty of Trianon). 1920-1938 part of Czechoslovakia, 1938-1944 part of Hungary (after the Decision of Vienna). The Treaty of Paris (1947) reallocated it to Czechoslovakia.
István Molnár, 12 Jun 2000

Šamorín long flag (zastava)

[Šamorín Long flag (zastava)] by Jarig Bakker, 26 Mar, after image from this page, reported by István Molnár, 26 Mar 2001

Šamorín Coat of Arms

Šamorín Coat of Arms from <>. (!Link does not work any more!)

The symbol of the town is the Saint Maria with Child Jesus in her arms (see above). This symbol is also placed as a sculpture on the City Hall. (Source: the Šamorín website)
Jarig Bakker

Šamorín new Coat of Arms

[Šamorín new Coat of Arms] image from this page, reported by István Molnár, 26 Mar 2001

Šamorín as a town with rich history had its seal already at the beginning of 15th century. This seal is today kept in Budapest. The Town Council in 1989 ordered new modified coat of arms to be created by Ladislav Ciserik, a specialist on heraldry. The Council discussed on July 2nd, 1993 the proposal of the newly designed form of the mentioned coat of arms and accepted its following description: Virgin Mary with a golden crown on her head, dressed in long purple clothes and also wearing a blue coat with golden decoration on its edge, sits on a golden desk and holds the symbols of coronation in her right hand. She holds the child in her arms. Around the head of Jesus the glory can be seen and he holds in his left hand a golden apple and his right hand touches the right hand of Virgin Mary. The crown and the other symbols of coronation are designed in early gothic style.
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István Molnár, 26 Mar 2001