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 Lókút [¤]
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(Veszprém County)

Lókút is a settlement with no castle or a surrounding moat and it has no river either with sailing ships in it. But it has beautiful surrounding woods with beech trees, the king of trees in them. The beech-grove can rightfully be called ’Nature’s Cathedral’. This is why the beech tree is borne as a central charge in Lókút’s coat-of-arms. The beech tree is a nice example of those elegant trees visitors can see in the surrounding woods and it is also a symbol of the wood and of the village itself, as well as of Lókút’s environs.

When interpreting the shape of the shield and the positioning of its charges it is important to add that the shape of the shield itself is in accordance with general heraldic traditions. But the shield is topped by a triple mound, hill-like shapes towering upon each other. This unique shape above the treetop recalls the gently undulating Bakony hills.

In chief azure a cross argent is borne, a charge, which symbolises the Christian faith of the inhabitants of Lókút, a village, which got settled in by Roman Catholics (papists) in 1785.

The remaining charges of the settlement’s coat-of-arms, the stylised depictions of an axe, a saw and a rock signify the intuitive and natural, almost existential affection of Lókút’s inhabitants to the landscape and their beloved and honoured beautifully shaped flat rock formation.

The slanting fields within the shield, which serve as background to the previously desribed charges, are reminders of the variety of terrain.

The admirably green areas in and near the village as well as the unpolluted clean air have inspired the basic tinctures of the settlement’s coat-of-arms (azure and vert). In addition to these colours as contour the tincture sable and as a background colour the metal argent were also used when creating Lókút’s coat-of-arms.

The word heraldry comes from the French word Héraldique. It means an academic field dealing with coats-of-arms, their creation and description.