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 Szántód [¤]
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Szántód

(Somogy County)

Spade shield erect and quarterly, its base is curved to a point. Dexter chief party per pale vert and argent, in which the charge of a tree is borne argent and vert. The tree is symbolical of the those parks and green areas, which can be found in the vicinity of the settlement.

In sinister chief azure an anchor is borne argent. It symbolises the Lake Balaton as well as the settlement’s harbour, the point of entry for the cross-Balaton ferries. In dexter base azure three fish are borne, all argent. They symbolise the popularity of fishing. In sinister base the Árpádian stripes are borne, which are references to the settlement’s historical past. Szántód got mentioned in writing as early as the deed of foundation of Tihany’s Abbey.

In the middle of the shield an escutcheon or with the statue of St. Christopher sable. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travellers. This charge is a reference to the fact that Szántód is located in a significant hub, where trunk road No. 70 and the road leading to Kaposvár meet.