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 Kecel
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(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

Triangular shield erect. In field azure a triple mound vert. On the mounds the charge of God’s Lamb (Agnus Dei) or is borne statant. Its head is turning back as if looking out of the picture. Its dexter foot is raised and a double-tailed processional flag (symbolising Resurrection) is borne in it. Above the lamb’s head a seven-pointed star or is borne encouped.

Shield is topped by a five-pointed open heraldic crown, decorated with gems. Below the shield a ribbon azure with the settlement’s name inscribed in it in letters or.

The symbolism of the settlement’s coat of arms is as follows:

The settlement’s name got first mentioned in a document of 1198. In the period of the kings of Árpád’s dynasty the area was inhabited by peaceful nomadic people. In the centuries to come the Mongol invasion and then the Turkish rule destroyed the early settlement as well as its inhabitants. By 1584 Kecel got depopulated.

The modern settlement came into being on April 22, 1734. The foundation document of the reborn settlement was issued on this day by Gábor Patachich, archbishop of Kalocsa.

The main charge in the settlement’s coat of arms is symbolical of this rebirth. As God’s Lamb (Agnus Dei) got resurrected at dawn on Easter Sunday, so the community of Kecel’s inhabitants as well as the settlement itself got resurrected following several centuries of apparent death. Rebirth was the reward for the inhabitants’ hard work, diligence and perseverance. During the resettlement the boundaries of the city were marked by the mounds, which also occur in the settlement’s coat of arms. One of these survived until today. In 1993 Kecel was raised to the rank of town. The heraldic crown on the top of the shield is a reference to Kecel’s status of town.

The seven-pointed star is the symbol of perfection, while the tincture azure recalls the blue sky of the area.