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 Izsák [¤]
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Izsák

(Bács-Kiskun County)

Shield erect, chief and fess azure, base vert. In chief and fess a stork is borne standing on one foot and holding a reed-mace in the other. Behind the stork a stylised poplar tree is borne. Stork and tree are issuing from base vert. Shield is topped by a five-pointed crown or. The charges of the stork and of the poplar tree symbolise fishing, the typical occupation of the inhabitants of Izsák in the past. The green field is a reference to agriculture. Izsák was raised to the rank of town as early as 1816 by King Francis I. The origin of the settlement’s coat-of-arms goes back to the same period. The colour blue refers to the Lake Kolon. The appearance of the stork in the settlement’s coat-of-arms does not mean that there used to be plenty of these birds in the area but it can be explained by the fact that the inhabitants of Izsák used to observe the lives of storks very closely. This is why they had the bird engraved in their coat-of-arms. They observed for example if an old stork got seriously ill or it got injured so it was not able to fly off and leave the nest, the young ones always looked after their old and lonely mate by bringing it food.

The poplar trees were the highest ones in the area and it was from the top of these trees that the inhabitants watched whether or not the Turks were approaching Izsák. This is why the poplar tree became a main charge in the settlement’s coat-of-arms. The reed-mace symbolises the reedy area of the lake, which played an important role in the period of the Turkish occupation. It was also in this place that the inhabitants of Izsák had found shelter in the period of the Turkish occupation of Hungary. Lake Colon, which stretches in the vicinity of Izsák was a marshy area as early as the Turkish occupation of Hungary and the paths leading through the swamp to the three islands in the lake, were only known to the local inhabitants.

Photos:

01. Town Hall

02. Pálinka /Brandy Museum and Local History Collection

03. Main Square by night

04. Information chart

05. Street scene

06. Sports stadium

07. Opening ceremony of the Izsák Sárfehér Wine Festival

08. Interior of the Roman Catholic church. Blessing of the crops.

09. Izsák cheerleaders

10. Coach Driving National Championship at Izsák, 2002.