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 Ágasegyháza
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Ágasegyháza

(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

The coat of arms of the village Ágasegyháza (hereinafter the coat of arms) consists of a standing escutcheon provided with a snout support divided into four parts. Quarter 1 is silver (shite), with a branch of five-branched golden leaves floating in the field; In quarter 2 there is a white (silver) church with one tower, decorated with red roof and golden frames on a golden base; in quarter 3 there is Archangel Saint Michael dressed in a red gown and golden-silver armour, holding a round shield in his left hand and a fiery sword in the right one in a blue field with golden base; in quarter 4 of silver (white) there is a golden vine stalk full of golden bunches and vine-leaves floating.

There is a golden beaked helm in the escutcheon.

The crest: a valiant in red hat and blue suit, holding a bent sword of golden colour in his right hand and raising a branch or three-pointed golden leaves in his left hand. The trellis: is silver (white) and blue on both sides.

The symbology of the coat of arms:

The BRANCH in quarter 1 of the escutcheon and the CHURCH seen in quarter 2 refer to the old name of the village Ágasegyháza which is first mentioned in documents in 1353.

The name of the village must have been born during the christening of the Cumanian at the region of the rivers the Danube and the Tisza during 14th century.

The simple church must have been built according to the order of the monarch and since there was no stone available it was built of wood and twig and decorated with branches plastered over by mud. The Cumanian had just given up their traditional migrant way of living and settled down and called the settlement Ágasegyháza.

(Churches were rare at the settlements of the Cumanian at that time, the newly founded and built church shows the importance of the early settlement.)

Quarter 3 depicts the patron saint of the settlement. The ancient church and the village were destroyed during the Turkish occupation. The name of the new church built in our century and the patron saint of the village are Archangel Saint Michael, "the leader of the heavenly hosts". The usual fair of the village is held on Saint Michael's day which is the greatest feast of the local community.

The vine stalk seen in quarter 4 of the escutcheon refers to the present farming character of the village since it is the main source of living for most of the villagers. The Cumanian valiant seen on the crest refers to the past of the village, keeping the memory of the Cumanian ancestors alive who obtained their collective liberty for their military service.

The field and the mantle are silver (white) - blue that represent the blue and white colours of the one-time Jászkun region since Ágasegyháza used to be part of it.

The village Ágasegyháza can be found in the region of sandy hills, in the centre of the region between the rivers the Danube and the Tisza. It is south-west of Kecskemét, it borders on villages Fülöpháza, Izsák, Orgovány and Ballószög. Its territory is 5430 ha. The history of the village goes back to the time of the Cumanian in the age of the Arpads. There was a prospering village in the territory 300 years ago but it was fully destroyed during the Turkish occupation. After the dislodgement of the Turks the town of Kecskemét obtained most of the puszta in Ágasegyháza region. It was divided into lots for the purpose of fruit and grape plantations among the inhabitants of the town. Even today the most significant branch is agriculture although it is more and more uncertain. Ágasegyháza became an independent village on 22nd February, 1952.

Pictures:

1. The coat-of-arms

2. The primeval juniper grove

3. Zoltán Frankó with his horses

4. The sports hall and the school

5. The Calvinist house of prayer

6. The kindergarten with a day-care centre

7. The Roman Catholic house of prayer