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 Érsekhalma [¤]
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(County Bács-Kiskun)

The local council's coat-of-arms is a shield erect azure with the lower edges rounded and the base curved to a point. In the base a ground vert adumbrated sable. Kneeling on the ground a male figure argent adumbrated sable, planting a young tree or also adumbrated sable. The sapling is meant to symbolise the continuity of life.

The shield's ratio is three by four. Above and behind the armorial bearings a mantling gules adumbrated sable, with edges folded azure. Above the shield in the middle of the field gules a pontifical hat sable adumbrated or, with braiding or ending in tassels on both sides of the shield. Under the shield the year 1986, the foundation year of the village, under it the motto ÉRSEKHALMA borne in a concave line, all in majuscules gules adumbrated sable.

The coat-of-arms describes the settlement's character, past and present. The archiepiscopal motifs: the robe and the hat symbolise that the village was founded and for a time owned by the archbishop. In addition, they represent and guard traditions. The component -halom in the settlement's name also appears in the coat-of-arms (the English for halom is mound). On the one hand it refers to the geographical character of the area, while on the other hand it signals that traces of settlements, as well as mounds indicative of burial places dating back as early as the Bronze Age are to be found here.

In the county Bács-Kiskun and in the region between the Danube and the Tisza rivers there are only a very few settlements already inhabited before the common era, in the Middle Bronze Age.

Érsekhalma-Hild is one of these, where the several-thousand-year-old earthworks are still to be seen.

The appearance of this protected area is typical of the region, where the lowland along the banks of the Danube and the ridge between the Danube and the Tisza rivers meet. Here the sides of the ridge with a 25-35 m high washaway loess edge are covered with shrubs, the typical vegetation found on loess. This protected area, relatively untouched by human hand, boasts an extremely rich fauna.

1986 was the year of the foundation of Érsekhalma. Our historical past, natural rarities and the rapid changes of our days all encourage us to make our voice heard.