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 Hosszúhetény [¤]
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Hosszúhetény

(Baranya County)

Renaissance shield erect, base curved to a point. Its upper edge connects the two severed corners with a wavy line, arched in the middle.

In shield party per pale gules and argent a tent-shaped motif is borne, azure and or.

On the dexter side of the shield or, a leaved bunch of grapes is borne, couped and vert On the sinister side azure a wavy bendlet, or is borne. In the base a triple mound, vert is issuing from the upper edge of the wavy line. On top of each mound an ear of corn or is borne. The mound in the middle is rising above the other two.

In dexter chief a rose argent and couped, in sinister chief a rose gules and couped is borne.

The settlement' s round seal from 1772 served as basis for the current coat-of-arms. The seal was decorated with agricultural symbols that is: a ripe ear of corn and a ploughshare.

Ferenc Kováts, graphic artist from Komló designed Hosszúhetény's coat-of-arms using the round seal of 1772. The stylised floral motives in the upper dexter and upper sinister sections refer to the strictly protected wild Bánát peonies which can be found in a nearby field, called Nagymező. The leafy bunch of grapes is a reference to local viniculture which has been typical in this region from the Middle Ages onward.

The charge of the triple mound can be explained on the one hand with the fact that number three is one of the best known sacred numbers. On the other hand it is a reference to the geographical location of Hosszúhetény in so far as it is bordering on the so called Hármashegy (in English: a triple mound) on the north. The ripe ear of corn signifies labour in general as well as the hard working inhabitants of Hosszúhetény.