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 Municipality of Isaszeg [¤]
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Isaszeg

(The County of Pest)

The charge of the shield in the shape of Kossuth's coat-of-arms is a Hungarian soldier statant on a mound vert, habited in the uniform of soldiers worn during the war of independence of 1848-9, holding in the dexter hand a drawn sword and over the sinister shoulder a flag.

Next to his dexter foot a laurel branch is borne. The tinctures of the coat-of-arms are the following: the adumbration of the shield and that of the mound, the shako, the strapping, the braiding, the sword's hilt, the boots and the laurel leaves are sable. The shield's field above the mound and the adumbration of the laurel branch are or. The soldier's face and hands are proper, his coat azure, whereas his sword, the sheath, his pants, as well as the blazon on the shako are argent.

The piles along the edges of the flag, the hatching of the flagstaff, the flag's ribbon, the knotted ribbon on the sword's hilt, as well as the shako rosette are tinctured gules, argent and vert (the national colours of Hungary).

An introduction to Isaszeg:

Isaszeg is located in the county of Pest, in the vicinity of Budapest. The number of inhabitants is approximately 9,500. The settlement is situated by the edge of the Gödöllő Hills, at the meeting point of several regions including the slopes of Cserhát, the plains of Pest, and the Great Plain of Hungary. There was a time when Isaszeg was called the iron gate of Budapest.

The most beautiful part of Isaszeg is the 150-hectare Forest Park, the clean air of which attracts visitors who wish to hunt, have a rest, or go on an outing. The ponds dammed up from the brook of Rákos are suitable for angling.

The settlement gives home to a faculty of the Dénes Gábor School of Informatics, as well as to a vocational school of computer science. Local landmarks include the Öregtemplom (Old Church) from the 12th century, rebuilt in the 15th century in Gothic style, the memorial of the Battle of Isaszeg on Szoborhegy (Statue Hill), the plaques on the wall of the Calvinist church, and the museum of local history.

The social life of Isaszeg is vivid, featuring events like the meetings of writers with their audiences in the Mór Jókai Library, the concerts of the Carminis chamber choir in the György Dózsa cultural centre, the popular performances of the local women's choir and the Csata dance ensemble, as well as exhibitions and performances of the students of the local Lower School of Music and Art.

The most remarkable annual events include the Isaszeg Historical Days, the highlights of which are the commemorative celebrations, the hussars' parade, and the reenactment of a battle scene evoking the memory of the famous battle of 6 April 1849 during the 1848-9 war of independence. On the 20th of August the Isaszeg Art Festival takes place with the special exhibitions of contemporary painters and ceramists, as well as with concerts in the Öregtemplom. In recent years performers included Dániel Benkő in 1996, Xavér Varnus in 1997, and Ádám Fellegi in 1998.

E-mail: isaszeg@mail.kerszov.hu