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 Town of Balmazújváros [¤]
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Balmazújváros

(County Hajdú-Bihar)

The coat-of-arms is a shield erect, party per fess, with a pointed base vert. In the chief azure a bustard statant contourné, holding in its sinister foot three ears of wheat borne fanwise, all or. Behind (and not across) the top a tilting helmet at a slant, crested with three ears of wheat or, issuing from a coronet verdured, also or. The mantling is azure and or on the dexter, gules and argent on the sinister.

The ancient charge of the coat-of-arms was taken from a mediaeval seal, the one-time existence of which is only known as communicated by Antal Varga Sr. The bustard, the never-domesticated bird of the great European plains and pusztas, which by now has nearly become extinct in Hungary with the exception of Kisszeg at Balmazújváros, signifies the area's special fauna, and symbolises freedom. The ear of wheat is the symbol of life itself by an archaic meaning, but it also refers to agriculture, the most important past and present activity pursued by the dwellers of the settlement, to the continuous re-production of life and the struggle for a living.

Pictures:

01. Local Health Centre

02. Home for the Elderly

03. Home for the Elderly, run by the Calvinist Church

04. Ambulance station, emergency centre

05. Town Hall

06. Police station

07. Calvinist Church

08. Németfalusi Church

09. Beach

10. Beach