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 Barcs [** ¤]
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(The County of Somogy)

The area of Barcs, an important ford and trade route in ancient times, was shared by many landowners during its long years of history. Since the 14th century onward, this was also justified by data. Today it is still a lively settlement.

The coat-of-arms of Barcs is marshalled. Chief shield kite, triangular at base; in chief per pale, below fess point flanche-wise tierced en pairle. In dexter field gules in chief three six-pointed stars or, in the middle a boar's head erased or. In sinister field azure in chief a sun or partly covered, rayonnant from the dexter, in the middle an eagle or borne affronté, displayed, in base on a mount vert a three-pointed crown ensigned with a cross. Under the flanches in field vert, issuing from the sinister an arm eradicated, habited gules, the hand argent holding three wheat ears proper.

Inescutcheon also kite, triangular at base. In field argent three oak leaves vert, surmounted by three acorns proper.

Across the top a helmet proper with closed visor of five bars, round the gorget a medaillon argent. Helm crested with a three-pointed crown or, surmounted by a cross. Mantling: dexter azure and or, sinister gules and argent.

The coat-of-arms of Barcs is a pictorial representation of the settlement's history. The dexter field is a reminder of the busy commercial crossing-place and the Turkish era, when the area was controlled by the Zrínyi family. The Turkish fortification at Barcs was burnt down by Miklós Zrínyi, who was later killed by a wild boar. The sinister field, by virtually blazoning a stylised version of their coat-of-arms, recalls the one-time ownership of the land by the Széchenyis. The arm grasping wheat in the green field of the base appeals to the rich soil of the area and to the hard work of the people living here. The inescutcheon evokes the famous, centuries-old oak trees growing in the marshland by the river Dráva.