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 Csurgó
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(The County of Somogy)

The shield of Csurgó is located in a semicircular arch curve, it is a talking crest.

The dimension of green in the shield, the drawing of its relief refers to the geographical bases, to the extention of environments, of centuries old trees, of former complexion of borough of it.

The water pouring out of the pot allegorizes with the name of Csurgó and signalizes the presence of the healthy drinking water, of brook in the settlement, as well as the continuity, the continuation course of the traditions of the past, the development. The crane standing in the water simbolizes the clever paying of attention. The building drawn in the green field is the stylized building of the grammar school from its period of foundation in the colour of ancient gold, which together with the crane, the favorite bird of the earl of Festetics refers to those traditions of settlement, to those relics of the past which are marked by the student town past, and the names of Csokonai and Nagyváthy.

Csurgó is first mentioned by the contemporary church letters in 1019, as being a financially profitable settlement.

This friendly schooltown with home assuring atmosphere, has received its borough status from King Zsigmond in 1405.

The present aspect of the town has been formed by the earl of Festetics, the founder of the first school in Somogy: the Reformed Grammar School, and his land steward: Nagyváthy János.

The shield suggests the spirituality of the two school founders and of Csokonai who later tought in the school referring to the fact that Csurgó functions as the cultural center of the settlement.