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 Polgárdi [¤]
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Polgárdi

(County Fejér)

Polgárdi's coat-of-arms is a shield erect party per pale with a rounded base. In the dexter field azure on a mound vert a garb, above it in the chief a sun rayonnant, all or.

In the sinister field azure a pelican argent in her piety in a nest or on a rock argent.

Across the top a helmet with a closed visor argent, crested with a coronet or. The scarves around the shield are tinctured argent and azure.

Due to the fact that ever since the reign of King Zsigmond (Sigismund) the settlement had been owned by the Batthyány family, when the town's flag and arms were designed, the local council chose their coat-of-arms as the emblem of Polgárdi.

The settlement with a history of several hundred years was raised to the rank of town on 1 July 1997. This award was the result of the hard work of many generations, who had shaped and developed their place of living.

Owing to the excavations that have been going on for nearly forty years, we know a lot about life in the Roman settlement Gorsium, but many of the other Roman sites in the larger area have been found as well. In the Roman times, the town used to be surrounded by villages and extended villa farms.

The relics that have been unearthed bear evidence of small-size villages, farmsteads and graveyards around Polgárdi. The captain of King István I's bodyguards also had his residence here.

From the history of Polgárdi the period between the 10th and the mid-16th centuries is known on the basis of two archeological finds and several written sources. The inhabitants took part in the war of independence led by Ferenc Rákóczi, as well as in the revolutions and wars of independence of 1848-9 and 1956, as proved by considerable documentation.