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 Dunaföldvár
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Dunaföldvár

(The County of Tolna)

The main figure on the shield of Dunaföldvar is a fortified church with twin towers in silver or white Colours. The roofs are red.

There is a cross in the middle of the fortified church.

On left side of the shield there is a cluster of grape in gold or yellow. From the grape - figure an acoru - oak branches out. On the right side of the shield there is an ear of wheat.

At the bottom, in green field is the symbol of river Danube in white or silver. At the gate of the fortified church stands the figure of a Hungarian soldier with an unseathed sabre in his hand, in silver.

The noble crown in gold, decorated with colourfue precious stones refers to the priviledges of the town.

Creepers run around the three sides of the shield.

The crest appeared on the stamps of the town office. The figures and their colours are identical to those described in dr. Antal Aldasi's book from 1904. Dunaföldvar re-uses her crest sinze 1995.

The heraldic meaning of the crest:

The fortified church stands for the people of the town who canc from different origins, but became united as one by today.

The grape - oak figure indicates the famous local vinc culture, and the animal husbandry, forestry.

Danube refers to the geographic locarion to the fishing, water - mills, and traffic. The ear of wheat stands for agriculture growing of corn.

The soldier is the guard over the trade and traffic centre. The crown expresses the privileges.

A settlement since prehistoric times was protected by fortifications on the yellow coil hills. The Roman road from Eszek to Old - Buda and Vienna led via ANNAMATIA called then by this name by the Romans.

The first written record of Földvar was dated 1199. An Abbey and a Benedictian monastery were founded in the 12 th Century.

It was a flourishing borough in the 14 th century, became uninhabited during the Ottoman rule. After the wars Slovak, German, Serbian and Hungarian settlers arrived here.

The fortress was important during the Kurve uprising (1703-11) and during the 1848 - revolution and War of Independence landlords and serfs did not live here. Dunaföldvar became a trading market - town, there is the only bridge between Buda Baja here in Dunaföldvar.