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 Atkár
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(The County of Heves)

A triangular heater, bordered or, in the pile a reed head, four leaved, issuing from the border of the plover hill brown and the stylised clump party per fess azure and argent, ending in a reed head brown in the top of the shield.

On both sides of the shield reed leaves vert baroque, framed or issuing from the fess point, leaning on a frame at the lower third of the shield. In the fess two plovers standing on a reed leaf.

The plovers are facing each other, standing on their sinister feet on the upper leaf. Their dexter feet touch the stem of the reed head. The body of the birds are sable; from the back of their necks a long, thin feathered tuft is borne. A yellow spot is born on their head and on their tail, their stomach and their crop is argent, their feet are gules, their beak is sable. A wreath gules-argent is borne on the top of the shield, surmounted by the demi-figure of a plover in the middle. Issuing from the wreathes, mantlings or are displayed as ornaments.

The mantling is azure-argent on the dexter, gules-or on the sinister.

Under the base on a scroll or-azure the motto “ATKÁR” is borne in sable (Charlesworth type)

The colours of the coat-of-arms: azure, gules, vert, brown, yellow, white, sable. Tinctures: or (yellow), argent (white)

The introduction of the village of Atkár:

The village of Atkár is situated on the southwest part of the County of Heves, on the western Mátraalja with 1740 inhabitants. The M3 motorway runs just past the village, so it can be reached on a main road. The nearest train station is Vámosgyörk, on the Budapest-Miskolc railway line.

Its area is hilly, in the foreground of mountains; the highest point above sea level is 150 meter. The Rédei-Nagypatak runs east of the village. Its soil is middle seasoned clayey adobe and brown soil. The settlement also has a good deal of sand for bricklaying. It vegetation id bushy wood, steppe meadow, animals are small game and birds. The climate is moderately warm and dry. The yearly amount of rain is 560-600 millimetres. The ground water is hard and lacks in sulphate.

The settlement has a rich history. The village has been inhabited since the early Stone Age. Its first written mention is from 1325. During the Turkish reign the village became depopulated several times, but later resettled. The village gained its characteristic aspects in the 18-19th centuries. Tasspuszta, an independent village from the Middle Ages near Atkár, became an important manorial centre by the early 1900s.

In the settlement, living from agriculture, vine growing has existed since 1486.

The economic boom at the end of the 18th century resulted in a bustling social life. A new church was built, a Reading Circle was operating with 40 members, Voluntary Firemen’s Association and a Credit Co-operative were founded. Its cultural life was outstanding in the 1930s. The village has rich traditions. The name of Gyöngyösbokréta indicates this era.

Touristical attractions of the settlement: Chuch of Guardian Angels, Memorial House, Millennium Garden of Remembrance, Garden of Remembrance of the Heroes and traditional folk buildings. The Village Day on the 20th of August and the fair on the last Sunday of August are outstanding programmes.

The Photos of Atkár:

01 Heroes Monument

02 Parish Hall

03 King Saint Stephen

04 Tasspuszta

05 Church