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 Sárpilis
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Sárpilis

(The County of Tolna)

Chief: In the middle of a field azure a lamb argent with a flag gules and argent. This is the symbol of reformation while the hill vert under it refers to the vineyard. On both sides the symbols of agriculture are borne: a pruning bill and a reed-cutter argent on its sinister, a bunch of grapes on the dexter.

In fess is a trellis or in a field azure, which is the symbol of the “main channel of Báta”. The base is a stylised water-weed vert in field azure – the symbol of the marsh. Below the base the motto SÁRPILIS is borne in majuscules.

Sárpilis is the smallest settlement in Sárköz. The name of the village was Pilis until 1903 when it got its today name after Sárvíz there used to be a river nearby. The name of Sárpilis is probably preserves the memory of a Slavic nation. It was first mentioned in documents in 1381 and was also mentioned in the book account of Tamás Bakócz, as the estate of the chapter of Vác. The Turkish assessors of taxes counted 21 houses in Pilis in 1572. During the war of independence led by Rákóczi the village was destroyed and became uninhabitable. According to the census of 1728 5 hereditary serfs and 14 settler-family lived in the village; however, in 1767 the number of population was 570. In the 1900s only the quarter of the former population lived in the village, the others were settlers. The dwellers of Sárpilis were Calvinists originally and although more and more Catholics arrived in the village, Calvinist religion is still dominant. The number of population started to decrease in the 20th century, there were 756 people in 1900, today it is only 716.