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 Tompa [¤]
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Tompa

(Bács-Kiskun County)

Shield erect and party per pale dexter sinister with a bend argent. In dexter chief gules three ears of corn are borne, diverging. On both sides a leaf, broken, arching toward the external edge of the shield.

Sinister chief azure. In the corner a two-stilted plough or is issuing from a field vert, its stilt and drawbar are turned toward the sinister. A crane argent is standing on the stilt of the plough. The watchbird is holding a stone between the claws of its raised dexter foot. Bird is stretching its neck upwards.

The ears of corn borne in the field gules are clear references to the fact that the settlement is located in the Hungarian Great Plain and it also refers to agriculture, the most traditional occupation of local inhabitants. The charge of the plough which appears in the sinister field underlines the previously described symbolism., and, at the same time it is also a reference to some degree of industrialisation.

The crane as watchbird is the symbol of alertness and care. In the area of Tompa it was a native hatching bird. Due to historical reasons the town of Tompa is today a settlement of the border zone in southern Hungary. Thus its role as a guarding settlement has been intensified.