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The coat-of-arms of the village of Zalaapáti is a true depiction of the settlement’s former emblem, which goes back to the Middle Ages, when it used to be a market town.
Plain shield erect and vert. Below the shield, arranged in a semi-circular shape a wreath of cornflower leaves vert, at the bottom they are tied with a ribbon or. On the sinister side of the shield vert a stylised vine stock is borne, fructed with bunches of grape, or. In the centre of the shield a leafy tree is borne, vert. On the dexter side azure, a sheaf of wheat, or
The history of the village of Zalaapáti can be described as follows:
The settlement of Zalaapáti was first mentioned in writing by the name Appathy in records of 1024 The settlement’s development then was mainly dependent on the Abbey of Zalavár.
The village is located on the banks of the Zala river, in Zala County, in the southwestern part of Hungary, one of the country’s most beautiful areas. Zalaapáti lies at a distance of 200 kilometres from Budapest, 15 kilometres from Keszthely, the capital of Lake Balaton, 9 kilometres from the world famous resort of Hévíz and at a distance of 20 kilometres from the thermal baths of Zalakaros and Kehidakustány. The No. 1 water reservoir of the Kis-Balaton region is also nearby and it is situated at a distance of a mere 6 kilometres from the settlement.
Zalaapáti is a major hub of road transport and there is a considerable size of transitory traffic going through the settlement from the directions of Lake Balaton, Zalakaros and Rábafüzes.
The number of local inhabitants is 1,700. The inner areas of the settlement have fully developed infrastructure, thus they have been attached to the national electricity, gas and water mains, the drains and Zalaapáti’s streets are also paved.
Zalaapáti fulfills administrative, educational, cultural, medical, and public safety tasks for the local governments of several other neighbouring settlements, including Bókaháza, Esztergályhorváti and Gétye.
Guests of the settlement are accomodated in a local pension and they are catered for by the village restaurant. The village offers a total of 25 beds within its bed and breakfast services.
Famous sights at Zalaapáti include the settlement’s Roman Catholic (former Benedictine) church, the adjacent monastery building and its park. The building of the one-time monaastery today serves as a Home for Psychiatric Patients, where over 200 people are taken care of. The mansion of Szentkirály is another famous building at Zaalapáti. This building houses a famous collection of tile stoves and it can also boast a beautiful park, a protected area. The building of the mansion is open for visitors all the year round. Its owner is Hugo Grandi.