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 Jászszentlászló [¤]
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Jászszentlászló

(Bács-Kiskun County)

Compound shield erect. In the heart shield (11x73.3 centimetres) the figure of the patron saint of the Jazygian-Cumanians, the water striking king, St. László is borne, whose portrait is well known from the altarpiece of the local Roman catholic church as well. (László was born around 1040 and died in 1092. From 1077 onward the king of Hungary, canonised in 1092.) As legends have it during a military campaign in Transylvania he was able to strike water out of a rock for his thirsty soldiers.

The charges of the chief shield (20x16.2 centimetres, party per fess, or and vert)) are all typical of the area and they symbolise the major occupation of the inhabitants. The golden colour of the shield is a reference to the local corn fields, while the colour green signifies the wooded areas, with the help of which the wind-blown sand of the region was bound. The two fields of the chief shield are divided by a wavy line azure, which is a reminder of the significance of local waters and channels.

Shield is surrounded by floral motives vert, white robinia on the dexter side (this plant also played a role in binding the wind-blown sands) and vine ( the most widespread cultivated plant of the area).

The two floral motives are linked by a ribbon with the inscription ’Jászszentlászló’ and the date 1873, the foundation year of the settlement in it.