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 Kalocsa [¤]
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Kalocsa

(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

The coat-of-arms of Kalocsa is a spade shield gules, base curved to a point. Champagne azure, referring to a waterway. In fess and partly in base a fortress wall masoned argent, edged both on the dexter and on the sinister by a bastion crenellated three. In the centre a gate with portcullis sable drawn. In champagne a drawbridge or, lowered, spanning at a slant from the gate over the marshland indicated by water-weed vert, and the moat azure. The bastioned fortress wall refers to the the town's rank of "civitas". This name, as well as the enclosure by a stonewall itself was the legal due of any place which was a pontifical seat. On each bastion a stork argent, statant, respecting, legged and beaked gules, eyed and quill-feathered sable, holding in the beaks a snake or. This symbol, a typical feature of mediaeval Christian heraldry, might refer to the fauna in the tide lands of the Sárköz region. Between the crenellations of the two bastions a Maltese cross or. This classic ordinary originates in the membership of Archbishop Lipót Kollonits (1691-1695) in the order of knighthood, for it was during his years in office that the town's first known coat-of-arms and seal print bearing the shield's charge were created.

Pictures:

1. Entrance to the Archbishop's Palace

2. The Cathedral

3. Town Hall