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 Szava
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(Baranya County)

The coat-of-arms of the village of Szava is a modern version of the spade shield. Around the shield, above it and on its sides there is a baroque mantle, the sinister is or and the dexter is azure.

On the top of the mantle an or crown means that the settlement has been existing since the period of the Árpád dynasty. In the circle of the crown there are five jewels, the two extremes and the middle one are gules, the inner two are sinople. At the bottom of the shield following its line a waving or cotise with the name of the settlement: SZAVA; on each side of the inscription a date, 1290, the date of the first written reference to the name of the village.

In the lower third of the shield a three-coloured barrow refers to the features of the ground. The sinople symbolises agriculture as the most important way of making bread in this district. In the barrow two branches unite in an azure creek; this element is contained in the old cartographic description of Szava. In the middle the shield is palied. The sinister is guiles with green-leafed gules grapes denoting that the inhabitants have been practicing viticulture. Next to it three or wheat-sheaves, just like in the 1864 seal of the settlement, which signifies the people were here living on agriculture and land cultivation. The wheat also stands for bread and hope. The or brilliant Sun above the wheat-sheaf cherishes life, encouraging plants, wheat, and grapes to ripe.

The dexter is azure. Coming from the ground a vert-leafed, still growing tree with a brown trunk. On its top an owl is sitting. It represents that the settlement’s name is originating from the noun: owl. Above the owl there is a cutting knife that symbolizes that people living here exercise viticulture. The middle third of the shield cut, light argent. Within it on the sinister and dexter two or stars connected with an or line, like in the seal of the village from 1864.