National and historical symbols of Hungary

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The Coat-of-Arms of the Town of Tiszakécske [¤]
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Tiszakécske

(The County of Bács-Kiskun)

The coat-of-arms is a shield erect, party per fess by a bar wavy argent. In the upper field vert a lion rampant or, queue fourché, holding in the dexter paw a coil-bracered scimitar raised to blow, in the sinister paw an arrow headed downwards.

In the base azure two fish naiant and counter naiant argent, borne above each other. (In the coat-of-arms the lion and the fish are motifs taken over from old seals of Tiszakécske, and they evoke historical heritage. The wavy band symbolises the River Tisza.)

Tiszakécske is situated in the Central Tisza region between Szolnok and Csongrád, at the eastern edge of the area between the Danube and the Tisza, on the right bank of the River Tisza, in the vicinity of four big towns in the Great Hungarian Plain, Kecskemét, Cegléd, Nagykőrös and Szolnok. Its area is 13,325 hectares, the number of the population is 12,294. The length of the Tisza across the area of the settlement is 22.5 kms.

Apart from the Tisza itself, the region's other natural attractions include the romantic world of the river's backwaters, the healing thermal baths, as well as the national parks of Hortobágy and Kiskunság.

The old settlement has a significant historical past. It was inhabited as early as in the prehistoric age. Data referring to Kécske exist from the times of Kings Stephen I and Béla IV. In the 15th century, King Mathias bestowed the settlement on his famous general, Pál Kinizsi. Later, however, owing to hard times like the Turkish occupation or the two world wars, development came to a halt several times. The settlements of Ó(Old) and Új(New)kécske, which existed as separate administrative units, were often rebuilt from total devastation. The two villages were united in 1950 by the name of Tiszakécske, which was eventually raised to the rank of town in 1985.

Tiszakécske is easily approachable from several directions; from Kecskemét and Békéscsaba on trunk road 44, from Szolnok on road no. 4625. When travelling by train from Budapest's Nyugati (Western) or Keleti (Eastern) Station, passengers have to change trains at Kecskemét or Szolnok respectively.

The local authorities and institutions are making a joint effort to create conditions so that visitors can take a rest and enjoy themselves. Many are attracted by traditional events like the Kécskei Majális (picnic and dance in May), Városi Gyermeknap (children's day), Kécskei Lovasnapok (festive days for horse riders), Kécskei Napok (festive days), Kécskei Szüret (vintage) or Szent Hubertus Napi Vadászverseny (hunters' competition on St Hubert's Day). Even more colour is lent to these noted events by the performances of artistic groups from Hungary and abroad.

Pursuing of sports is possible in the several sections of the municipal sports club. In addition, there is an independent soccer and riding club as well. Sports events take place in the three sports halls built next to the schools. In addition, at Tiszakécske there are two hunters' associations (called Tisza and Kécske), which also welcome guest hunters.

The first contract to establish a sister town relationship with the German town of Lübeck was signed in 1989, followed by further contracts with Hallein in Austria (1992), Marino Comense in Italy (1993) and Gyimesfelsőlok in Transylvania (1994). Relations are live at the levels of government, institutions, churches and between friends.

The Roman Catholic and the Protestant churches are listed buildings. The Európai Falu (European Village) is to be an unparallelled sight. Guests are welcome at the excellent pension and campsite, the numerous guesthouses, as well as at the good csárdas (traditional Hungarian restaurants), pubs and restaurants. Touristic programmes include pleasure boating, a ride on the narrow-gauge railway, horse-riding, a ride in a carriage, angling, cycling, or a vintage in autumn and pig sticking in winter (the latter two are available at special request).

More information about Tiszakécske is available on the Internet, at http://www.rkk.hu/kmet kis

Pictures:

1. The Calvinist church

2. The Tisza Bend

3. The Roman Catholic church