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 Sitke [¤]
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Sitke

(County Vas)

Shield erect, the base rounded. It bears: gules, in the upper part of the field a three-pointed open crown verdured or; perched on the dexter and sinister stalks a bird or belled vert respectively, the one on the sinister borne reversed, lowering their heads to the stalk in the middle.

The lower part of the field bears: on the dexter side a bunch of grapes or leaved vert, on the sinister side a ploughshare or pointed downward and bladed to the sinister.

The birds sitting on the crown got into Sitke's coat-of-arms, redesigned with the symbols described above, from the arms of the Sitkey family, landlords of the village during the Middle Ages. Thus do we keep alive the memory of this family, which originated from the Ják clan, and the members of which would hold high national and comitat-level positions. At the same time, the tinctures gules and or (the colours red and gold) of the Sitkey coat-of-arms, granted in 1418 by King Sigismund, have also been retained.

The golden bunch of grapes was borne on Nagysitke's seal of 1838, the ploughshare on Kissitke's seal of 1857. The two symbols evoke the traditional emblems of the two old villages, which have been united in the meantime.