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 Inke [¤]
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(Somogy County)

The settlement’s coat of arms can be described as follows:

Triangular shield erect and or with a tent-shaped motif in it, azure. In fields or each a golden-centred heraldic rosegules. In tent azure a serpent argent coiled fivefold, its head is decorated with a crown or. In its open mouth serpent is holding an orb or, above its head an eight-pointed star, also or.

The charges in the settlement’s coat of arms can be interpreted as follows:

The charges of the snake and the roses are all references to the late Count István Bethlen, the prime minister of Hungary between the two world wars. Count István Bethlen had a property at Inke and he was a frequent visitor to the village. After the second world war he was carried off to captivity to the Sovietunion and also died there.

The motif of the cross on the orb is the symbol of Catholicism while the charge of the star is a reference to Calvinism.

The village of Inke is situated by trunk road No. 61 between the towns of Nagykanizsa and Kaposvár in Somogy County. It has a favourable geographical location and it is easily accesibble. The surroundings of Inke is a mildly undulating area and the village itself is intersected by two brooks, both of which are parts of the watershed area of Lake Balaton. Inke can boast two kinds of natural resources. One of these is thermal water, the other one is carbonic acid. Wells have already been drilled in the village but these natural resources are not yet explored.

Tourism plays a significant role in village life. Inke is an anglers’ paradise and it is popular in the whole Transdanubian area. The nearby lake and its surroundings cover an area of 10 hectares and it attracts visitors who enjoy the scenery so much that they often prolong their stay in the area. Hunting is another significant free time activity. Inke has several hunters’ associations, and foreigners also join them in the hunting season.

Inke has a bustling cultural life. Old traditions, including vintage festivals and fancy-dress balls have been revived. The festivities of the patron saint of the village church, organised on two occasions every year- first in spring and then in the fall - and the Village Day on August 20, on St. Stephen’s Day are also noteworthy events of village life at Inke.