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 Újszentiván
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(The County of Csongrád)

The arms of the village in heraldic view: is a standing, spout shield cut into three parts. In its center there is an inner buckler. On this inner buckler there is a standing and a kneeling figure in the water with a cross in the background. In the upper part (in blue field) of the outer shield there is a shriveled tree trunk from which a shoot is sprouting: in the right part (in yellow field) a corn-ear can be found, while in the left part (in red field) there is a church standing. At the bottom of the shield a blue, foamy fess is running through it.

The arms of "Újszentiván" rates as allusive arms (tesserae loquentes). The two figure found in water refers to the name of the village. "Szentiván" in German is: Sankt Johann. Ivan is a Hungarian name borrowed form the Slavic languages. It refers to John the Baptist. The first name of this community derives from the patron saint of the first standing church. Around this church was established the first community which had been dissolved in the course of centuries. The shriveld tree trunk symbolizes this dissolution, while the new sprout refers to the rebirth which happened 250 years ago in the life of the village. The corn-ear illustrates one of the locals specialites: agriculture. The church is still the biggest value of the present village. It refers to the orthodox church which has been standing since 1760. The care of the orthodox Serbs has been the duty of the current pope who was and is living in "Újszentiván". The three parts on the shield symbolize the three nationalities: the Hungarians, the Germans and the Serbs, and their interweaving in Újszentiván's past.