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Lučenec city, Slovakia

Lučenec okres, Banská Bystrica region

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Lučenec flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 23 July 1999
adopted 1991

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 Lučenec flag

Lučenec lies in the middle of the wide Lučenec basin on the main railway line Zvolen-Polesivec and on the road from Zvolen to Rožňava. It has also an air service. It was founded in the 13th century and was the scene of violent fighting during the Turkish raids into Slovakia in the 16th-17th centuries.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Apr 2000

Lučenec (Hungarian: Losonc; German: Losontz) has 28.861 inhabitants (16,7% Hungarian; 1990 census). First mentioned in 1100 as "Lutetia Hungarorum", but its territory was inhabited for centuries. There was a great battle between John Hunyadi, regent of the Kingdom of Hungary and the Hussites. The settlement was a town in Nógrád (Slovakian: Novohrad = New Castle) county of Hungary. The town was 1554-1606 under Turkish rule. In 1910 Losonc had 12.939 inhabitants (82,2% Hungarian, 12,9% Slovakian and 3,3% German. The town was in Nógrád county of Hungary till 1919/1920 (Czechoslovakian occupation). 1920-1938 Czechoslovakian, 1938-1944 Hungarian. In 1947 reallocated to Czechoslovakia. 1946-1949 some of its Hungarian inhabitants deported to Czechia and to Hungary.
István Molnár, 13 Jan 2001


Lučenec Mayor's flag (Štandarda primátora)

[Lučenec Mayor's flag (Standarda primátora)] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001

The Coat of Arms of the town is used for this and other flags below.
István Molnár, 14 Jan 2001


Lučenec long banner (Kombinovaná korúhva)

[Lučenec long banner (Kombinovaná korúhva)] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001

Lučenec short flag (Malá zástava)

[Lučenec short flag (Malá zástava)] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001

Lučenec banner of arms (Znaková zástava)

[Lučenec banner of arms (Znaková zástava)] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001

This flag is about the same as the Lučenec other flag below.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001


Lučenec old flag

[Lučenec old flag] by Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000

This is the old flag of the city.
Source: 'Klíc k našim mestum' by Karel Liška and Ludvík Mucha, ed. Práce in Prague, 1979
and 'Városaink neve, címere és lobogója' by S. Széll, Budapest 1941.
Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000


Lučenec old flag - colors reversed

[Lučenec old flag - reversed colors] after image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001

On the Lučenec homepage are the present and the old flag, used from the 19th century till 1928.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Jan 2001


Lučenec 1941 flag

[Lučenec 1941 flag] by Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000

This flag is mentioned by S. Széll in 1941 (see above)
Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000 


Lučenec other flag

[Lučenec other flag] by Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000

This is another flag mentioned by S. Széll, no date specification (Source: see above)
Jan Kravčík, 15 June 2000 


Lučenec Coat of Arms

Lučenec Coat of ArmsFrom http://www.tatrahome.sk/revue/erby/ . (!Link does not work any more!)

That's the heraldic representation of a pelican in her piety. See also: Louisiana.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg and Santiago Dotor, 14 Jan 2001