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Modra city, Slovakia

Pezinok okres, Bratislava region

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Modra flag

Modra flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 24 July 1999

Modra is c. 30 km north of Bratislava with 8.000 inhabitants. It was known since the 12th century, was given its first town privileges in the 14th century. Modra is a center of viticulture - hence the vine on the Coat of Arms. Here lived and died the organiser of the national revolution of 1848, Ludovit Stur.
Jarig Bakker


Modra Coat of Arms

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

The original symbol for Modra is the grape vine, which appears already on 14th century seals. In 1607 the present arms were granted by Rudolf II, who added the bars from the arms of Hungary to the arms.
(Source: Ralf Hartemink)