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 Zalalövő [¤]
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Zalalövő

(Zala County)

The coat of arms of Zalalövő follows the design of the shield borne in the seals with the legends "Zala Vármegye [Comitat] Zalalövő Község [Village]" and "Zala Vármegye Budafa Község" respectively, both used in the early 1900s.

The coat of arms of Zalalövő is a shield erect, the base curved to a point. It bears: gules, in chief a dexter arm embowed, couped, vambraced argent, holding a battle-axe argent; in fess a section of the stone bridge built in the 1830s or; in base azure a wavy bar argent symbolising the River Zala; in the pointed centre of the base a field argent, symbolising Lake Borostyán.

In the middle chief the arm clothed in armour represents the heroism of the warriors fighting in the border fortresses in the 17th century, whereas the battle-axe symbolises King St László (Ladislas), patron saint of the church built in 1927 in Romanesque revival style. In the time of the Roman Empire one of the most important trade routes called Amber Road leading to Poetivio cut across the village. It was the track of this old road upon which, in the 1830s, the bridge borne in the fess was built of brick and stone. It is referred to by elderly villagers as the Roman bridge. Apart from the symbolic meaning described above, the colour blue of the base is also an abstracted manifestation of the happiness of the people living in the village.