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 City of Albertirsa
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(The County of Pest)

The description of the arms:

The basic colour is divided in the regular shield form: the upper 4/5 part is azure blue and the lower 1/5 part is gold. The figures can be seen in the upper azure field: a floating ear twined through with a three-pointed ribbon in the middle, stylised trees on each size, two pigeons in front of each other over the ear which hold an evening star in the middle.

The colour of the ears, ribbon and the star is gold, the leaves of the trees are green, the colour of the pigeons is silver.

Alberti and Irsa were two separate villages until 06 September 1950, their date of unification. Alberti is first mentioned in a document issued in 1277 by King László IV. Before this time we have no written memory about the two villages. It is in the document of the chapter of cathedral Buda from 1368 where you can first find some information about Irsa in which the borders of the estate Cegléd endowed to the nuns from Obuda are designated. Irsa is mentioned here as an inhabited area.

The first part of the city history was closed by the devastation of the Mongol invasion in Hungary in 1957 and the second part in the early 1700s by the liberation from the 150 years of Turkish rule. Until 1714 two landowner - András Váracskai and Márton Szelecky - were fighting for the area.

Alberti was held by the Szeleczky family and later they were obliged to sell it and János Almássy bought it. In the meantime after dislodgement of the Turkish the Irsay counts also returned to their former lands - which is certified by a possessory certificate from the year of 1719 taken out by András Irsay. One third of Irsa was held by the family and other parts were possessed by other families of ancient lineage.

The country seats of the Irsays can still be found: you can find the Mayor's House in the mansion of Károly Irsay in the street called after his name, State School of Music works in the one of András Irsay and the centre of the former Farmers' Agricultural Cooperation used to be the country-seat of György Irsay.

The craftsmen founded a unified association in 1908. Finally the two villages were declared as administratively unified during the early reforms of the aldermanship in 06 September 1950 and the settlement established this way was called Albertirsa.