National and historical symbols of Hungary

In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.

The Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Abaújkér [¤]
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Abaújkér

(County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)

Military shield erect, the base curved to a point. It bears: azure, issuing from a ground vert in base two churches argent topped with a cross and a cock respectively. Across the top a helm affronty with a closed visor, gorged with a three-pointed crown verdured or; and for the crest an antler on the dexter side and a man's arm holding the antler on the sinister side, all argent. Mantling: gules and or on both sides. Beneath the shield on a scroll the motto ABAÚJKÉR.

About the settlement:

Abaújkér is situated in the northeastern part of the county Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, at a distance of 4 kms from Abaújszántó. The small village is nicely located in the valley of the brook Szerencs.

The number of inhabitants was 1,134 in 1960, 943 in 1970, 890 in 1980, and only 726 in 1990. The present number of nearly 680 is again slightly on the increase, which indicates a moderately positive tendency.

At Abaújkér most basic-level services are available, provided by a general practitioner, a kindergarten, a lower primary school, a primary school and hostel for children with special needs, as well as a senior citizens' home. The local library, built in 1936, has a stock of 4,000 volumes.

The settlement is the centre of the Aranyosvölgy district. It has established close links with the villages Sima, Baskó, Abaújalpár and Aranyos, a dwelt-in area in the outer fields of Abaújkér. Within the framework of this co-operation, Abaújkér wishes to cater for the cultural needs of the villages concerned.

The promotion of cultural life also plays an important role with regard to the development of tourism in the region, first of all in the fields of folklore and popular traditions.

Pictures:

1. Bárczay Mansion

2. Halmos Mansion

3. Roman Catholic church

4. Calvinist church