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 Muncipality of Rácalmás
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(The County of Fejér)

On the lower part of the shield silver coloured waves can be seen on blue background. The River Danube symbolises the late active water-life, trade and the still existing fishing of the village.

The black signs 'RA' in the upper left yellow background denote the denomination Rácz-Almás used for centuries.

A yellow apple with green leaves stands out from the red background on the upper right part of the coat-of-arms. The apple symbolishes the name 'Almás', which fruit grew rich on the island of the Danube in the early centuries.

The yellow colour of the upper left part and the yellow frame surrounding the shield calls forth the fields producing corn.

The coat-of-arms of Rácalmás was designed in 1991.

The shape, dividing and colours of the coat-of-arms comply with the regulations of heraldry (the study of coat-of-arms).

The coat-of-arms has the shape of a shield, and it is divided with a cut into two parts. The upper part is divided into two equal parts with a splitting. The background of the upper right part is red, with a yellow (golden) apple with a green leaf. The documents remained from the 12th century refer to Almás as the neighbouring village to Szigetfő. Some say that it got its name after the masses of apples produced here. Apple is a Caucasian plant, and its name got to the language of the migrating Hungarians from the old-Turkish language, and it means invigorating. The other and more probable explonation is that it was the estate of the bailiff of the king, Eöze Almási (Őze), who died in the battle against the Russians in 1099. Both Képes Krónika and Thuróczy Krónika refer to this battle.

The background of the upper left part of the coat-of-arms is yellow (golden), with the black initials fo the village "R-A" Rácz-Almás, as it was written in the 18th century.

Arzén Csernovics, the patriarch of Ipek settled Greek Orthodox Serbians from the region of Ras to Almás, which was vacated after the 15 years war. A register mentions first the name Pocessio Rácz-Almás, but later the name of the village changed to Rácalmás.

The background of the shield is blue, which illustrates river, it has two white (silver) bandages, which represent the River Danube. The Old-Village is still a unique fishing-village. All of its roads lead to the River Danube. At one time the River Danube meant safe living for the village with its great stock of fish, watermills and boats. Almost all the families fo the village had seamen. Later it completed with livestock breeding and cultivation of plants.

The colours of the coat-of-arms: red symbolises the Árpád-dinasty, golden is the royal colour, and blue symbolises Slavs.