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 Üröm[¤]
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Üröm

(Pest County)

Shield erect, its base is rounded. Shield tiercy: chief party per fess, base party per pale.

In chief azure (Field No. 1) on a triple mound vert the mounted figure of St George, the patron saint of the local Catholic church is borne, encased in armour. The knight is tilting his lancer into the body of a dragon sable, the beast symbolises the evil. The formerly described scene is depicted on the top of the highest, central mound. In the dexter chief the eigh-pointed Calvinist star is borne, the most important symbol of Calvinist faith. The star can also be interpreted as the symbol of the Sun. In the sinister chief the waxing moon, argent. The Sun is the symbol of Truth and Wisdom, and its joint appearance with the moon symbolises the Old and the New Testaments as well as the Holy Father and Son.

Field No. 2 is striped, gules and argent. This part of the shield is a reference to the fact that the settlement’s history goes back to the period of the Hungarian Conquest.

In field No. 3 gules a bunch of grapes is borne, or, its leaves are vert. The bunch itself is a reminder of the red wine, Christ’s blood, which is consumed by the believers during Holy Communion. The bunch of grapes is also a reference to the thriving of local viniculture.

The tinctures in Üröm’s coat of arms can be interpreted as follows:

Azure is a reference to the blue sky, the air and the waters, as well as to Truth and Loyalty. The colour white (argent) of the human figure and of the horse symbolises Purity, Innocence, Perfection, the Divine Light, the Heaven as well as the apotheosis of Christ. The colour red (gules) is the colour of Fire, Warmth and Love, but this is also the colur of blood and of Christ’s crucifiction. The coulour green (vert) is the symbol of Christs’s Resurrection and Victory, thus it evokes the idea of the Christian hope of Resurrection. The golden colour (or) is a refence to the Heaven, to the Word of God.

Below the shield a ribbon azure with the settlement ’s name inscribed in it in letters or. At one end the date 1137 is inscribed (the first written mention of the settlement’s name), at the other end the date 2001 is inscribed, the year when Üröm’s contemporary coat of arms was inaugurated. This latter date is also a reference to the millecentennary of the foundation of the Hungarian state. In the middle of the ribbon two crosses, a Latin cross and a patriarchal (Orthodox) cross are borne. The former one is the symbol of the local Roman Catholic community, while the latter one is a reminder of archduchess Alexandra Pavlovna, wife of Palatine Joseph, who was personally linked to Üröm.

Above the shield a five-pointed verdured open crown, lined purpure. It does not signify any rank or title, it has a pure decorative function. The crown is not an organic part of the settlement’s coat of arms, it is an external ormanent.