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 Mór [¤]
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Mór

(The County of Fejér)

The coat-of-arms is a shield with a rounded base. In the field vert a leaved bunch of grapes with a vine-shoot alaisé or. In the base, between two bands wavy argent, a bar wavy sable.

The golden bunch of grapes with the leaves and the vine-shoot symbolise the town's traditional viniculture. The two silver wavy bands are the symbols of industry and the mining of bauxite, whereas the black wavy band represents coal mining.

Mór, a small town of 15,000 in the middle of Transdanubia, is situated in a varied landscape by the geological fault line dividing the mountains Bakony and Vértes. The 1,000-year old settlement had been developing uninterruptedly until the mid-16th century, but after the Hungarian defeat at the battle of Mohács it got onto the borderline between the Turkish Empire and the remaining part of the Kingdom of Hungary. Due to the permanent borderline fights and devastating wars, Mór got entirely depopulated.

After the expulsion of the Turks, from 1698 onwards, the development of the village gained new impetus with the German families who came to settle here. It was then that the nationally renowned and profitable viticulture and wine production were established in the region, and handicrafts also started to develop. Today's historical town centre took shape until the end of the 19th century. In 1984 Mór was raised to the rank of town. It is the financial, industrial, educational, cultural and health care centre of its area of attraction.

One of the most prestigious cultural and touristic events of the town is the annual wine festival (Móri Bornapok) held in October. This series of events, completed by a spectacular procession, offer cultural programs, as well as good opportunities for wine specialists to talk shop. Visitors are welcomed to taste the famous local wine called Móri ezerjó, also represented in the town's coats-of-arms, either in the tents put up on the main square or in one of the cool wine cellars of the historical rows of press-houses.

Pictures:

1. Lamberg Mansion

2. The Capuchin church

3. Öreg Prés (Old Wine-press) Inn