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 Sarud [¤]
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(Heves County)

Shield erect and party per fess. Chief azure, a tincture, which symbolises air. In the centre a ploughshare is borne argent (white), with its edge turning upwards. On the dexter and on the sinister side of the shield an eight-pointed star or (yellow) and willow branches leaning toward the fess are borne.

The ploughshare is usually considered to be the symbol of agriculture, but it is also the emblem of masculinity and heavenly powers. The Earth is on the other hand feminine and it is the symbol of earthly powers.

In the mythology of eastern peoples, including the Chinese, the Hindus, the Csuvas, the Osetian and the Tartar people the ploughshare was a major symbol; it played a special role in the mind of rural people. Ploughshares were frequently borne as charges in the coats of arms of rural settlements and most often they were borne in a downward turned position, which means that the ploughshare is more than an agricultural tool.

In base wavy lines are borne, which symbolise water.

The charges of the settlement’s coat of arms as well as its tinctures refer to the significance of the protection of the natural environment.

The tinctures of the settlement’s coat of arms can be described as follows:

Azure: the symbol of the air, elevatedness and beauty.

Argent: humbleness, honesty and purity.

Vert: love, honesty and politeness.

According to these ideas the tinctures of Sarud’s coat of arms can be interpreted as follows:

The inhabitants of Sarud have conquered clean airs and earth and they live in peace with heavenly and worldly people.


Sarud is a habitation lying at the tide lands of the Tisza built on ridge of a hill, with regularly arranged streets. In the middle of it, parallel to the village highway can be found a free standing, late barock style monument church. Its name was mentioned first in 1227 by the records in the form of Soroud.

The traditionally built houses of the habitation belong to the mud walled, rafter collar-beamed, gable roofed, ornamented plank-gabled type. Even today it is frequent that houses have a crossbeam inside and they are three-divisioned house-porch-pantry type village houses. The local village museum strives to preserve these middle-aged characteristic features. Beside the material values the whole village is beaming with this old, ancient atmosphere.

At the beginning of the 70s the artifically formed Tisza-Lake created alternative possibilities for useful pastime activities such as fishing, water sports, cycling, horse-riding, rafting, motor-rafting, observing the nature, tradition preserving programmes.

We suggest Sarud primarily to those who like the quiet, smooth village life forgetting the crowdedness and noise of the town.

In the 90s Sarud became a beloved destination for foreign tourists, many of them spend more and more time in our village after having bought houses here.

Der Wappenschild des Dorfes Sarud

(Die Komitat von Heves)

Sarud ist eine, auf dem Über-schwemmungsgebiet von dem Fluß Tisza, auf einen Hügelrücken gebaut wordene Siedlung mit regelmäßig geordneten Straßen. In der mitte des Dorfs, parallel mit der Landstraße befindet sich die freistehende, spätbarokk Denkmalkirche. Sein Name wurde erstmals 1227 von den Urkunden als Soroud erwähnt. In den traditionellen Wohnhäuser des Dorfs gibt es auch heute oft im Hausinnen Hauptbalken, und die meisten Häuser sind dreiteilt, diese sind die Haus-Diete-Kammer Typen. Das örtliche Dorfmuseum möchte diese mittelalterliche Eigenshaften bewahren. Außer den Sachwerten strahlt das ganze Dorf diese alte Atmosphere.

Am Beginn der 70en Jahren schaffte der künstlich geformte Tisza-See alternative Möglichkeiten zu nützlichen Freizeitbetätigungen wie Angeln, Wassersport, Fahrradfahren, Pferdreiten, Bootfahren, Motorbootfahren, Naturbeobachtung, traditionbewahrenden Programmen.

Wir empfehlen Sarud den Menschen, die die stille, ruhige Umgebung mögen, und vom gestopftes, lärmiges Stadtleben weg wollen.

In den 90en wurde Sarud ein beliebtes Reiseziel für ausländische Turisten, und viele von ihnen verbringen durch Hauseinkäufe immer häufiger ihre Freizeit in unserem Dorf.