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 County of Vas)
The coat-of-arms is a shield erect, the base curved to a point. In the field vert a bend sinister wavy argent, the symbol of the River Rába. In the dexter chief a mitre and a crosier, both argent, symbolising Bishop St Lambert. In the sinister base a pine tree argent, representing the most typical kind of tree in the area. Under the shield on a scroll vert the motto RÁBAGYARMAT in majuscules argent.
Rábagyarmat, a settlement of agricultural character, borders on the River Rába, as well as the villages of Csörötnek, Kondorfalva and Hegyhát-szentmárton.
The site of today's village was inhabited as early as the prehistoric age. In ancient times the area was dwelt by Celts. Then, following the Roman conquest, it served as an outpost from the 1st century AD. Since the Great Migration it has been inhabited uninterruptedly.
After the Magyar conquest of Hungary, on the hills south of the River Rába the Magyars established a military outpost of the western marchland of their country. The name of the village derives from the Magyar tribe called Gyarmat or Kürt-Gyarmat.
The first written mention of Rábagyarmat dates back to 1157. The first church was built in the Árpádian age. The existence of the village school can be proved by data from the 1600s onward. Between the two world wars the settlement became a well-known summer resort. This bustling life ended in 1950, when along the iron curtain the authorities introduced strict frontier zone regulations.
The most notable personality related to the village is the poet László Kocsis, parson of the Cathedral of Pécs, who grew up here as a child.
The majority of the villagers in working age commute to Szentgotthárd and Körmend to work.