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image by Zoltan Horvath, 25 December 2009
The town has got resolution about its flag and Coat of Arms
from 1991 - "Szarvas Város címeréről és zászlajáról
5/1991.(IV.15.) ". You can find a the resolutions at <www.szarvas.hu>.
Szarvas means "deer".
István Molnár, 5 April 2001
On 31 May, I was in Szarvas and I have seen this flag flying
on the Town's Hall.. IIRC ratio is 2:3. I don't remember the
inscription on the flag.
István Molnár, 28 June 2003
Szarvas is located in northern part of Békés county, there
is geographical center of former Kingdom of Hungary, marked with
a small monument.
Regulations on the Coat of Arms and flag of town (in Hungarian) at <www.szarvas.hu>. Photo of the flag here.
Description of Coat of Arms (in English) at <www.nemzetijelkepek.hu>.
Zoltan Horvath, 25 December 2009
image by Rob Raeside, 23 October 2000
This flag appears at Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve,
címere és lobogója (1941) as "Szarvas, Békés
István Molnár, 20 October 2000
Blue background with large white deer running towards the
Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001
Szarvas: this flag is canting: the hungarian for
reindeer is "szarvas", and there's... a deer on the
flag! More specifically, due to the length of the antlers,
this deer is most probably the "Csodaszarvas", the
"miracle stag", which, according to Magyar legend, was
chased by Hunor and Magor (or Magyar), from their homes to a
water-logged part of Persia, Meotis, where they took away the
daughters-in-law of Belár for their retainers, and took the
daughters of the Alans' prince, Dula, for themselves, and it is
from them that the Magyar and Hun peoples originate.
Georges G. Kovari, 5 April 2001
image by Istvan Molnar
Source: A magyar városok címerei (Coats of Arms of the
Hungarian cities and towns); 1975.
image from <www.szarvas.hu>, located by István Molnár, 5 April 2001