National and historical symbols of Hungary

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The Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Szuha
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(Nógrád County)

Triangular shield, erect and party per pale, across the top a four-pointed coronet or adorned with gems. Dexter field is party per fess by one-third - two-third, in dexter chief gules cross or, in dexter base three pallets, gules, argent and azure, from dexter to sinister. Sinister field vert is party per fess by a wavy band argent. In sinister chief fructed oak leaf or nervated sable with two acorns. (Dexter field gules, sinister field vert and wavy band argent refers to the national colours of Hungary and the three pallets tinctured gules-argent-azure refers to the Slovak national colours. These are referring to the immemorial coexistence of the two nation.

Szuha is a tiny village in Nógrád County, lying north of the Mátra mountains approximately 6 kilometers to the north of Galyatető.

The village consists of two parts, and these also have different names: Szuha and Mátraalmás.

Szuha is populated by Hungarians whereas Mátraalmás is populated by Slovaks. The village has 740 inhabitants, and 375 households. Two holiday resorts also belong to the village: the Mátra úti holiday resort and the Gombás-tavi holiday resort.

The village has distinguished touristic importance. On the northern, enclosed side of the Mátra the original flora and fauna has been preserved better than on the southern part of the mountain. Hidden by the forests near Szuha, the area surrounding the Gombás lake is a popular holiday resort, the lake attracts anglers and it is a resting place for tourists traveling through. The Bükkfa spring, which is in a nature conservation area and breaks out from in between the roots of an old beech, is also a popular resting place.

A lot of holiday houses can be found near Mátraalmás. Nearby, on the Nagy-Bec meadow, the spring of the Dobronka stream can be seen, which is protected and has its own conservation area of 1,5 acres.

In Mátraalmás the belfry in popular style with the death bell built in the 1800s, and the carved wooden cross standing nearby, are all under historic protection.

In the Suha village a Roman Catholic Church in Gothic style from 1768 and a bell-tower built in the 18th century can be seen. Many tour routes lead through the village, and therefore it is an ideal resting place for tourists traveling through.

The village regained its independence in 1990. The elementary school providing education until 4th grade was transfered back to the village only four years ago; a day nursery-school also operates here. The community centre and the library provide for entertainment. In the village a Palóc house of tradition has been opened, which offers and insight into the Palóc traditions and values.

Basic health services are provided two times a week.

The village’s infrastructure only lacks a sewage system, which is currently under construction.