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 Gyál
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Gyál

(The County of Pest)

Gyál's coat-of-arms is a shield erect with a pointed base, parti per fess gules and azure. In the upper field gules, on a horse effaré argent a warrior (St George) vambraced argent, transfixing the dragon with his spear.

This symbol refers to the patron saint of Gyál's ancient church, and thus to the mediaeval origins of the settlement.

The two symbols against the blue background of the lower field refer to Gyál's modern history. Revival after so many centuries is symbolised on the one hand by the grape (tinctured or), as the primary source of living and development, whereas the two acacia branches (tinctured vert) refer to the acacia groves exemplifying the permanent settlement of the area.

Beyond this, the two symbols also refer to the two territorial units of today's Gyál (Gyál-szőlő (vineyard) and Gyál-liget (grove)). The symbols (one mediaeval and one modern) also have the advantage that, in addition to representing the values of our days, they also go back to the by now almost forgotten ancient origin, thus expressing the unity of past and present.

Our community - the roots of which reach back up to the beginning of the 14th century - had frequently changing proprietors up to its becoming independent following World War II, and became sometimes even completely evacuated of its inhabitants. A community with several hundreds of inhabitants at the time of the millennium increased to several thousands of population following the important land parcelling exercise in the first half of our century. Besides the manerial servants, the bourgeois wishing to get away from the capital and seeking quietness appeared at that time.

Fresh air, a landscape rich with groves, open-air bathes, restaurants and a recreation house served the formation of a settlement with atmosphere. One cannot know, what would have happened, had this process not been interrupted by the great cataclysm. Following the war, when the majority of the population released upon transformation of the agriculture found a job in the factories of Budapest, even Gyál could not avoid its fate. The immigration of exceptional dimensions hit an unprepared community. The coming decades passed in the sign of fighting quantitative shortages. In reality, one could speak about a demand for civilised environment and for the establishment of a state of the art, urban infrastructure only from the early eighties. In our decade, this process has accelerated, our community of a population of twenty thousand - ranking already as a town from the 1st of July, 1997 - is characterised by a dynamic development also today. The programme of the city leaders as approved by the citizens, aims at the formation of a comfortable settlement with garden city character, granting the possibility of a country life of full value.

E-mail: polgarmesteri.h.gyal@mail.datanet.hu