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Medveďov (Slovakia)

Dunajská Streda okres, Trnava region

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[Medvedov flag] by István Molnár, 24 Nov 2000
adopted 15 May 1997 See also:

Medveďov flag

Flag adopted 15 May 1997, based on a seal from the 19th century.
Medveďov, Hungarian: Medve (means Bear) is a village in the Dunajská Streda okreš of Slovakia, dating from the 9th century. The village has Hungarian inhabitants (99,8 %. The village was in Győr (in Slovakian Ráb) County of Hungary till 1919/1920. 1920-1938 part of Czechoslovakia, 1938-1944 part of Hungary. The Treaty of Paris (1947) reallocated it to Czechoslovakia. There is a great border crossing and a Danube bridge. Of course this village has all the symbols a village could have in Slovakia.
István Molnár, 24 Nov 2000

Medveďov Coat of Arms

[Medvedov Coat of Arms] by István Molnár, 5 Jun 2001

I'd expect a bear, considering the village name -- or do lions also search for honey? ;-)  (Note: "_Medved_" and its cognates is the usual slavic word for "bear", meaning "honey seeker".)
António Martins-Tuvalkin, 7 Jun 2001

I try to get more information why a lion is in the Coat of Arms and not a bear - but the neighbouring Kisbajcs (Hungary) has got the lion in its Coat of Arms. The two village were in same county (Győr) before 1920.
István Molnár, 8 Jun 2001