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 Szólád [¤]
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Szólád

(The County of Somogy)

Shield erect, coupé miparti: parti per fess, chief and fess to honour point parti per pale. Across the top a barred helmet borne affronté, gorged with a crown. Mantling leaved, on the sinister argent and azure, on the dexter gules and or. In dexter chief vert a bundle of wheat and a scythe, in sinister chief azure a bunch of grapes. In base argent the Turul Inn is borne. At fess point a three-pointed mount vert.

Based on archeological findings it can be stated that Szólád has continuously been inhabited from prehistoric times. In the Middle Ages the settlement was possessed by the Hunyadi family, this is the time to which several charges of the settlement's coat-of-arms, as well as of the local families' coats-of arms, the so-called 'Szólád motives' go back to. The crowned and barred helmet across the top of the shield borne affronté, the mantling and the three-pointed mount at the fess point are all charges to be found in the Hunyadi family's coat-of-arms.

The three-pointed mount symbolises the hills covering the area south of the settlement. It is also here that the highest point of the Somogyi Hills, the Alman-tető can be found (its height is 316,2 m).

The bundle of wheat and the scythe in the chief (the motif of the village's former seal as well), together with the bunch of grapes refer to the dominating agricultural activities in the area and, at the same time, they reveal that this place is one of the historical wine-regions of the country.

The building borne in the base is one of the most important sights of the settlement, shaping its character for decades and for centuries. With its cellar it might also refer to local viniculture. These days the building is an inn; this function relates to tourism and to the hospitality of the local inhabitants.