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 Hosszúvölgy [¤]
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Hosszúvölgy

(Zala County)

Shield erect, its base rounded, party per fess gules and azure. Line of partition argent.

In chief gules a one-headed turul bird, the mythical bird of ancient Hungarians is borne, argent. In its dexter claw it is holding the crescent moon, a Turkish symbol, while in its sinister claw it is holding a leafy branch, the branch of Hope. In base vert a belfry or, the upper part of which has the date 1722; the year, when Hosszúvölgy was founded.

The symbolism of the settlement’s coat-of-arms:

The colour red of the upper part of the shield is a reference to the age of Árpád’s dynasty. The eagle-like bird appearing in the chief was originally a charge in the coat-of-arms of Nagykanizsa dated 1695. (Today’s Hosszúvölgy was the property of the Kanizsai family for centuries.) In the period of Hungary’s Turkish reign this area was permanently a battlefield and was often devastated by the Turks.)

The heraldic beast appearing in the chief, the eagle-like turul bird is holding the Turkish moon crescent, which motif is to commemorate the expulsion of the Turks from Hungary. In its sinister claw the bird is holding the leafy branch of Hope.

The colour green of the base refers to the colour of the water in the Zala River, and, at the same time, it is a reference to the agricultural characteristics of the settlement. The colour is also identical with the colour signifying the symbolic colour of the German immigration in 1722, the year when the German inhabitants were settled in Hosszúvölgy. This date is to commemorate the establishment of the settlement. The belfry, although a modern work, is an emblem of the past, an emblem of all those people, who respect their traditions.

The metals – golden and silver – are used in accordance with the recent and strict heraldic rules concerning their co-application with other heraldic charges and tinctures.

The tinctures appearing in Hosszúvölgy’s coat-of-arms also evoke the Hungarian national colours as well as the subordinaries of the county’s coat-of-arms.