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 Szentkirály
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Szentkirály

(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

Vertical, sharp-bottomed, blue-fielded shieldform, within green triple-mound. On the top of the middle one is a gold heraldic nobiliary crown, on its middle tip an elbowing red-dressed right arm, holding a gold-bunched green vineshoot with a green leaf.

External ornaments: upon the shieldform there is a same bot greater heraldic crown, below the shield, there is the legend: 'SZENTKIRÁLY 1354' on a gold ribbon.

The typical agricultural lowland settlement, having a large number of small farms ('tanya'), has been inhabited for 4500 years. The triple-mound refers to the near town Kecskemét, of which the area of the village had provided the livestock-farming and cultivation of plants for centuries as the 'puszta' of the town. The origin of the heraldic crown and external ornaments is a royal charter dated in 1354, in which King I. Lewis donated the territory of the village to two families of noble ancestry.

Later the village's name is indivated on a map sa S REX, certifying the measure of the contemporary village, and its church, dedicated to the first king of the hungarians Saint Stephen.

The massive peasant-arm holds the vine-shoot as the symbol of agriculture providing an honest living: on the other hand symbolizing the strenuous life of the inhabitants of the village which became independent as 'Lászlófalva' in 1952, furthermore indicates the devotion to the land and faith of their ancestors as well, of which the most suggestive examples regained the historical name of the village in 1987. Then, as a result of public contributions, erecting the statue of the name-donating Saint King in 1989.