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 Ecsegfalva
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(Békés County)

The Desription of the Coat of Arms:

Renaissance shield erect, base curved to a point, in field azure on a ground vert double mound of grass issuing.

In the center of the shield the typical bird of the area, a bustard argent looking proud to the dexter.

Under the shield a ribbon argent is borne with the settlements name in it.

Ecsegfalva is a village with 1500 inhabitants situated in Békés County. It has been an independent village since 1950. Earlier it used to be a part of Dévaványa. Its inhabitants have mostly been relying on agriculture as a means of making a living. The reason behind the bustard becoming the heraldic animal is the fact that it is a typical indigenous animal of the surrounding region, moreover, the biggest bustard reserve in Europe can be found in the vicinity of Dévaványa and Ecsegfalva. This bird is quite peaceful, but is also cautious and therefore can rarely be seen. Its natural habitat is the “puszta”, the grassy plains, its natural element the peace and quite found there. The second reason for its choice as the heraldic animal is the partial resemblance between the bustard’s character and nature, and the personal traits of the people living in the region. The calm, but sound wariness of strangers, the need for a peaceful life, the yearning for freedom, independence and the pride inspired by life in the puszta are all characteristics which point at a resemblance between the people living here and the bustard. This use of the bustard motif in the coat of arms is so special, and features so rarely elsewhere in the country, that it could become a great way of visually representing the village. The picture of the bird, appearing from in between the two grassy mounds, which is the basic motif of the village’s coat of arms, is a reference to the fact that this bird likes to keep out of sight, and by throwing back its head it can be regarded as a symbol of pride and honesty. The choice of the colours and background motifs of the coat of arms emphasizes the earlier mentioned geographical characteristics of the area; these are the simplified pictorial representations of the blue sky and the grassy plains.