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 Szamoskér
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Szamoskér

(The County of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg)

It is a standing, triangular, blue coloured military coat of arms. It has a golden fess in the lower part, while in the upper part there is an 8-cornered silver star in the right and a silver fleur-de-lis poising on the left. On the shield of arms we can find a crown decorated with gems, whose foliage imitates tusk and plough-iron. The coat of arms is supported by a palm leaf in both sides. The cotise below shows the SZAMOSKÉR superscription.

(The fess refers to the River Szamos, to the natural environment and to its wealth; this reference is supported by the fleur-de-lis. The 8-cornered star highlights the significance of Reformation; while the collateral elements like the crown and the palm leaves suggest that the municipality is a very old one.)

Accessibility: Szamoskér is located on the Szatmári Plain, some 78 km east of Nyíregyháza, along the River Szamos. The settlement is accesible by main road number 491, thorugh Tunyogmatolcs, where the nearest railway station is located.

Characteristics: The name of the settlement, formed from the name of the river and the tribe inhabiting it, was first mentioned in a written document is 1292. The origins of the name prove that the village was founded beforre the 11th century. As the settlement was often theatened and damaged by floods, it changed its location several times.

Sights: The local church was built in 1970. There are still some representatives of folk architecture.