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 Vecsés [¤]
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(Pest County)

Vecsés bears: azure, party per cross by a line argent, the base curved to a point.

The shield divided into four sections is meant to symbolise the four parts of the settlement. These are called Falu, Felsőtelep, Andrássy-telep and Halmi-telep. The divisions per pale (i.e. vertical) and per fess (i.e. horizontal) are framed by a shield symbolising relatedness. It bears the initial of the town, the letter V, borne in either silver (argent) or gold (or). The shield is encircled by a green laurel (laurel vert), which commemorates the fallen. It also has a decorative function.

The symbolic meaning of the colours and metals is the following: the colour blue (azure) refers to the Swabian (German) origin of the inhabitants and henceforth it safeguards traditions, the colour red (gules) is one of Hungary’s national colours, the metal silver (argent) substitutes white, another of Hungary’s national colours, whereas the colour green (vert) commemorates our heroes and is also a national colour.

Consequently, the representation of the four colours refers to the Swabians, our town’s original inhabitants, whereas the colours red, white and green are the national colours of the Hungarians.