Flag of Åland Islands

Flag of Åland Islands

The flag of the Åland Islands was adopted in 1954, The Flag is blue with a red Scandinavian cross fimbriated yellow. The Swedish cross looks like the island’s ancient relationship with Sweden while the red-cross signifies its connotation with Finland.

Flag of Åland Islands
Flag of Åland Islands

 

Flag of Åland Islands Design and Colour Scheme

The flag of the Aland Islands is subjugated by the Nordic Cross. The flag mostly resembles the flag of Sweden however with a red cross defacing the yellow cross. The Swedish cross looks like the island’s ancient relationship with Sweden while the red-cross signifies its connotation with Finland.

The Flag consists of three colours:

  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Red

All were borrowed from the Sweden and Finland country flags.

Brief History about the Flag of Åland Islands

Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917, the Åland islanders feared for their Swedish language and culture and mobilized for a reunion with Sweden. This resulted in Sweden, Russia and Finland to appeal to the United Nations, which decided in favour of Åland Islands Autonomy. In the early 1920s, Åland unofficially used a blue and yellow tricolour flag until it was banned in 1935 by the Finnish government. Later in 1952 new laws gave Åland the right to its own flag and a flag was proposed but was rejected by the President as it resembled the Swedish flag with a blue cross inside, however, the final design ended up being in the first proposed model with a red cross inside the represent Finland. 

 

Flag of Åland Islands
Flag of Åland Islands

Flag of Albania

Flag of Albania

The Flag of Albania was established as the National flag of Albania during its Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. The Flag of Albania is a red flag with a silhouetted black double-headed eagle in the centre. The red stands for bravery, strength, valour and bloodshed, while the double-headed eagle represents the sovereign state of Albania.

Flag of Albania
Flag of Albania

 

Flag of Albania Design and Colour Scheme

The Flag of Albania consists of two colours red and black and a double-headed Eagle.

  • The red stands for bravery, strength, valour and bloodshed.
  • The double-headed eagle represents the sovereign state of Albania.

Brief History about the Flag of Albania

The Flag of Albania 

The flag of Albania goes directly back to the national hero Skanderbeg. He was from the noble origin and was called really George Kastriota. He led an anti-Turkish revolt between the years 1443 and 1468, after the every more extending Osmanic Empire since 1385 struggled down Epirus, the remaining Territory of Byzantium, and started therewith to submit the territory of the today’s Albania. During the revolt, Skanderbeg used red flags with a black twin-headed eagle. Probably Skanderbeg was inspired from the Byzantian flag. Ostensibly should have played a role, too, the legend, that the Albanians are descendants of the eagles.

After the declaration of independence from the Osmanic Empire on the 28th of November in 1912, they remember the old flag, and introduced a red flag, with a black twin-headed eagle and a six-jagged star above. The star should remember the Albanians, that they, equally which religion they have, have the same sky above the heads. As the German prince Wilhelm zu Wied get in 1914 prince of Albania, they changed the flag a few, because as now belongs to the Albanian territory a part of the old Epirus, were added this land representing ever four golden flashes in the claws of the eagle.

Flag of Albania
Flag of Albania

 

 

7 Interesting Facts About Eger Castle

Interesting Facts About Eger Castle

Facts About Eger Castle

  • The Eger Castle is a castle in Eger, Hungary.
  • The Eger Castle is known for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552 during the Siege of Eger.
  • In 1701, the Austrians exploded half of the castle
  • The first castle was built on the high hill named Várhegy at Felsőtárkány near Eger.
  • The Eger Castle was used by the army as barracks until 1957.
  • The Eger Castle is currently being used as a museum: Dobó István Vármúzeum, Egri Képtár, Kazamaták & Panoptikum.
  • Archaeological excavations started in 1925.
Interesting Facts About Eger Castle
Interesting Facts About Eger Castle

10 Interesting Facts About Margaret Island

Interesting Facts About Margaret Island

Facts About Margaret Island

  • The Music Fountain and the Water Tower have protected UNESCO sites.
  • The island was called Insula leporum before being named after Saint Margaret (1242–1270) in the 14th century. Margaret was the daughter of Béla IV of Hungary, and she lived in the Dominican convent on the island.
  • The Knights of St. John settled on the island in the 12th century.
  • Margaret Island is a 2.5 km long island, 500 metres wide, 0.965 km2 in area, in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest, Hungary.
  • The island has a rubber-coated running track measuring 5.35 kilometres.
  • During World War II and the siege of Budapest, the island was a site of fierce combat.
  • Administratively Margaret Island used to belong to the 13th district but now is directly under the control of the city.
  • Since the 1980s, entry by cars has been limited; only a single bus line and taxis, alongside the service traffic of local stores and restaurants, are allowed to enter.
  • Margaret Island was declared a public garden in 1908.
  • Margaret Island is 104.85 metres above sea level.
Interesting Facts About Margaret Island
Interesting Facts About Margaret Island

List of Regions of Hungary

List of Regions of Hungary

List of regions of Hungary

There are seven statistical regions of Hungary created in 1999 by the Law 1999/XCII amending Law 1996/XXI. Subdivided administratively into 19 counties and the capital city Budapest.

The counties are further subdivided into 174 districts. The capital Budapest is subdivided into 23 districts.

Northern Hungary

List of Regions of Hungary 1

Central

Hungary 

List of Regions of Hungary 2

Northern Great Plain

List of Regions of Hungary 3

Central

Transdanubia

List of Regions of Hungary 4

Southern Great Plain 

List of Regions of Hungary 5

Western Transdanubia

List of Regions of Hungary 6

List of Regions of Hungary including Area, Population and Density

Name of the Region Regional Centre Area Population Density

Northern Hungary

(Észak-Magyaroszág)

Miskolc 13,428 1,153,714 86

Northern Great Plain 

(Észak-Alföld)

Debrecen 17,749 1,474,383 83

Southern Great Plain 

(Dél-Alföld)

Szeged 18,339 1,262,936 69

Central Hungary 

(Közép-Magyarország)

Budapest 6,919 2,993,948 433

Central Transdanubia 

(Közép-Dunántúl)

Székesfehérvár 11,237 1,060,703 94

Western Transdanubia 

(Nyugat-Dunántúl)

Győr 11,209 983,933 88

Southern Transdanubia 

(Dél-Dunántúl)

Pécs 14,169 900,868 64

 

List of Regions of Hungary
List of Regions of Hungary

7 Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza

Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza

Facts About Lake Tisza

  • Lake Tisza is the largest artificial lake in Hungary. It is located at the southeastern edge of Heves county.
  • Lake Tisza is 27 km in length, with an average depth of 1.3 m and a maximum depth of 17 m; it contains 43 km² of small islands.
  • Lake Tisza Ecocentre in Poroszló was erected to collect and display the nature and wildlife of the Tisza River valley and Lake Tisza. It was opened to the public on 27 April 2012.
  • As part of the ongoing Tisza River flood control project, the Tisza Dam was built in 1973. Its filling was finished in the 1990s, resulting in a 127 km² lake.
  • A significant part of Lake Tisza, which belongs to the Hortobágy National Park, and Ramsar Convention is a nature conservation area.
  • The lake can be divided into three parts. That north of Highway 33 is a bird reserve and part of Hortobágy National Park, as is the middle portion with its giant white water lilies and colonies of heron and cormorant that can be visited by following established trails. Other parts of the lake, the Sarud and Tiszafüred basins and the southern Abádszalók section, are where the splashing and sporting take place.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Lake Tisza: 47°36′N 20°40′E
Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza
Interesting Facts About Lake Tisza

10 Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton

Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton

Facts About Lake Balaton

  • Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary.
  • Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations.
  • The maximum depth of Lake Balaton reaches to about 12 m in the Strait of Tihany separating the western and eastern bays of the lake.
  • The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to Lake Balaton, and the canalised Sió is the only outflow.
  • Lake Balaton affects the local area precipitation. The area receives approximately 5–7 cm more precipitation than most of Hungary, resulting in more cloudy days and less extreme temperatures.
  • The average depth of Balaton 3.2 m.
  • The Cross-Balaton Swimming competition has been a tradition since 1987, with the participation of thousands of people swimming across the lake at a distance of 5.2 kilometres.
  • The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake.
  • The ‘capital’ of the Lake Balaton is Siofok.
  • Lake Balaton 595 km2 surface area, It’s length is 78 km, the average width is 7.7 km and the average depth is 3.3 m.
Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton
Interesting Facts About Lake Balaton

10 Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi

Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi

Facts About Dunakeszi

  • Dunakeszi is 112 m above sea level.
  • Dunakeszi is twinned with: Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania; Casalgrande, Italy & Stary Sącz, Poland.
  • Dunakeszi total area is 31.06 km2.
  • Dunakeszi is a city in Pest county, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary.
  • Dunakeszi Precipitation is about 551 mm, 21.7 inches per year.
  • The estimated population of Dunakeszi is 43,490, as of 2018.
  • Dunakeszi is located to the north of Budapest on the left bank of the Danube.
  • The average annual temperature is 11.0 °C / 51.7 °F in Dunakeszi.
  • The current mayor of Dunakeszi is Csaba Dióssi, as of 2020.
  • The Geographic Coordinates of Dunakeszi: 47.63030°N 19.14123°E.
Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi
Interesting Facts About Dunakeszi

10 Interesting Facts About Tatabánya

Interesting Facts About Tatabánya

Facts About Tatabánya

  • Tatabánya is a city in northwestern Hungary, in the Central Transdanubian region. It is the capital of Komárom-Esztergom County.
  • Archaeological findings prove that humans have been living here since the Stone Age.
  • Tatabánya was first mentioned in 1288.
  • Tatabánya is twinned with: Aalen, Germany; Będzin, Poland; Christchurch, United Kingdom; Fairfield, Connecticut; United States; Pyjterfolvo, Ukraine; Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania & Izhevsk, Russia.
  • The Estimated Population of Tatabánya is 65,849.
  • Founded in 1910, Tatabánya has a football team called FC Tatabánya.
  • Tatabánya is currently divided into the following 7 districts: Alsógalla, Sárberek, Újváros, Bánhida, Kertváros, Dózsakert, Felsőgalla & Óváros.
  • Tatabánya is 167 m above sea level.
  • One of Tatabánya’s most prominent residents is József Kiprich, formally known as “the Wizard from Tatabánya”.
  • Tatabánya maintains partnerships with the following towns: Arad, Romania; Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands; Nové Zámky, Slovakia; Saint-Ghislain, Belgium & Saint-Lô, France.
Interesting Facts About Tatabánya
Interesting Facts About Tatabánya

10 Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros

Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros

Facts About Dunaújváros

  • Dunaújváros is located in the Transdanubian part of the Great Hungarian Plain.
  • Geographic coordinates of Dunaújváros is 46°57′53″ N, 18°56′23″ E.
  • In 2020, Dunaújváros celebrated its 70th anniversary.
  • The city replaced the village of Dunapentele, named after Saint Pantaleon. The construction of this new industrial city started in 1949 and the original village was renamed Sztálinváros, “Stalin City”, in 1951. After the Hungarian revolution of 1956, the new government renamed the city the neutral Dunaújváros in 1961, which means “Danube New City”.
  • Dunaújváros is 146 m above sea level.
  • Dunaújváros is one of the newest cities in the country. It was built in the 1950s during the industrialization of the country.
  • Dunaújváros is twinned with Alchevsk, Ukraine; Elbasan, Albania; Giurgiu, Romania; İnegöl, Turkey; Linz,  Austria; Silistra, Bulgaria; Sremska, Serbia; Terni, Italy & Villejuif, France.
  • The Estimated Population of Dunaújváros is 44,640.
  • The current mayor of Dunaújváros is Pintér Tamás, as of 2020.
  • Dunaújváros is an industrial city in Fejér County, Central Hungary. The city is best known for its steelworks, which is the largest in the country.
Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros
Interesting Facts About Dunaújváros