Southern Hungary’s Csongrád County will be renamed Csongrád-Csanád County from June 4, a government commissioner said on Monday.
The name change symbolises the desire to reunite Hungary and the territories it lost in the WWI Trianon peace treaty, Tünde Juhász said in Szeged, in southern Hungary, noting that
the change takes effect on the centenary of the treaty’s signing.
Parliament approved the name change proposed by then-government office chief János Lázár unanimously in 2017, Juhász noted.
Historian Péter Miklós said the county known as Csongrád today had been created by uniting Csongrád, Csanád and Torontál countries.
Noting that the names Csongrád and Csanád go as far back as the birth of the state of Hungary, he said it was fitting to officially restore the Csanád name.
As we wrote a few day ago, the Chamber of Deputies, which is the lower house of the Romanian parliament, accepted on May 13 a bill that made June 4, the anniversary of the Peace Treaty of Trianon, a national holiday in Romania, read more HERE.