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Berehovo (Transcarpathia, Ukraine)


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From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"For the first time a royal town with the name of Lampertsas is mentioned in a Latin text of the year of 1247. In 1284 it was mentioned as Beregsas (from Slavonic "berek"-wood, "sas"-a German tribe)".
Dov Gutterman, 21 October 2000

Not Beregsas but Beregszász, because it was in Hungary. Szász means Saxons. Berehove (in Hungarian Beregszász, in Russian Beregovo) is a town in the Berehove district of Transcarpathia Oblast in Ukraine near to the Hungarian border (5 km east) on the Great Hungarian Plain. The town has got 29.110 inhabitants (46% Hungarian, 1990 census). Neighbouring settlements are: Astely (Asztély), Muzhijevo (Nagymuzsaly), Berehi (Nagybereg), Janoshi (Makkosjánosi) and Deda (Déda) villages in Ukraine, Beregdaróc and Beregsurány villages in Hungary. The town is the center of the Hungarians in Transcarpathia and the proposed Hungarian Autonomous District (referendum  01.12.1991). The territory of the town is inhabited from the Ages.  The first name of the town - Lampertháza "villa Lamperth" - have been got about Prince Lampert, the son of King Béla I. - by the legends. Prince Lampert ruled the territory after the death of the king. The settlement was devastated in 1141 by the Cumanians and Petschenegs. The new Saxonian settlers from the Rhine Lands gave the new name of the town: Lampertszásza. City from 1247, Free Royal City in 1342. The name - Beregszász - was used first in 1504. In 1507 "Civitas nostra Beregszász alias Laprecthszasza". On 17th of June 1657 was burnt up by the Polish. In 1686 the town was destroyed by the Habsburgian Army.  In 1910 Beregszász was a town, and the capital of Bereg County. Number of inhabitants in 1910: 12.933; 12.432 (96,1%) Hungarian, 221 (1,7%) Ruthens, 140 (1,0%) German and 140 (1,0%) others by mother tongue, 4.344 (33,6%) Calvinist, 3.909 (30,2%) Jew, 2.724 (21,1%) Roman Catholic and 1.956 (15,1%) other (more of them Greek Catholic) by religion. In 1919 the town was occupied by the Rumanian Army. The Treaty of Trianon allocated it to Czechoslovakia (Subcarpathia). 1938-1944 part of Hungary (after the Decision of Vienna). The Treaty of Paris (1947) allocated it to the Soviet Union based on the Soviet-Czechoslovakian Agreement.
István Molnár, 27 November 2000

I located Berehovo Coat of Arms at <>.
István Molnár, 27 febuary 2001

From 17 May 2001 Berehovo is the fourth city of Transcarpathia.
István Molnár, 10 December 2001

Hungarian Flag of Beregszász

by Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001

This flag of Beregszász (now Berehovo Town, Transcarpathia Region, Ukraine) is Yellow and blue quarterly per saltire based on: Dr. Széll Sándor: Városaink neve, címere és lobogója (1941) as "Beregszász, Bereg Co. (H)".
István Molnár, 20 October 2000 and Antonio Martins, 28 Febuary 2001