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 Somogyudvarhely
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(Somogy County)

Somogyudvarhely, with a population of 1237, is tucked away in the corner of Hungary, between Csurgó and Nagyatád, in Belső Somogy (Inner Somogy), directly on the Croatian border.

The coat of arms of Somogyudvarhely is shield-shaped with a rounded bottom. In its blue field, above the bottom of the shield, there is a barrier wall built of white bricks, covered with red ridge tiles. In the wall there is an open arched, pillared gate with a red cock standing on the gate turning right. At each side of the gate there is a church steeple with white walls, a red roof and arched windows rising from behind the barrier. On the top of the steepole on the right there is a sparkling golden cross standing on a globe sphere, while on the top of the other steeple on the left there is a star shining. In the green foot of the shield there are two goldon corn ears crossed, and there is a golden bunch of grapes with leaves and tendrils floating between them.

Both he motifs of the barrier wall and the gate are symbols denoting 'limits' of a closed space, or courtyard, thus they refer to the name of the community (canting heraldry!).

The two church steeples symbolize the Catholic and the Calvinist denominations of the community. The cock is a symbolical representation of traditions and the rich folk art in Somogyudvarhely. The corn ears and the bunch of grapes refer to the agricultural nature of the community and its abundant vineyards.