Interesting emblems of Slovak villages and towns

Interesting emblems of Slovak villages and towns

History of SlovakiaShow me Slovakia1. November 2017

Emblems

Coats of arms are basically some symbols and signs, thanks to which towns and villages were able to differentiate themselves. They originated in the Middle Ages and gave the greatest impulse to them allegedly Crusades.

Slovak municipalities and towns have colorful and diverse coats of arms. There are 2933 municipalities and 140 towns in the Slovak Republic. Some of them are now closer.

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Beckov

Are you asking what connects Beckov with elephants? The answer is: nothing. By the 16th century the town had announced a coat of arms with a bull. The engraver does not want to fall in love and engraved the bull’s cow head on the new seal. Your mistakes can cause unexpected but expected cases where an animal with a trunk is formed to no elephant.

Emblem of Beckov, Source: http://region.nmnv.sk/o_beckov.html

Žbince

Žbince is a village whose symbol is elephants. Elephants in Slovakia live mainly in zoos and we consider them as exotic animals. However, as we can see very easily, they got into the symbols of our communities.

Žbince, Source: Pixabay

Bijacovce

The heart pierced by the sword is a symbol of the Mother of God, who is a co-patron of Bijacovce. The village in the district Levoča has an interesting coat of arms and a cultural monument – late baroque mansion, which is worth visiting.

Bijacovce, Source: https://www.bijacovce.sk/

Hostovice

Hostovice in the northeastern part of Slovakia. The village coat of arms depicts a table with a bottle and a cup, as if there was no need for village entertainment. But the truth is that it draws from the municipal seal. Once there was an important trade route and many people enjoyed refreshments here.

Hostovice, Source: Pixabay

Fiľakovo

Coat of arms Fiľakova acts as if it is a village near Malibu. It is true that palm trees have actually grown on the streets, but its depiction is related to the fact that in the past it was the Bebek family who had this tree in their personal coat of arms.

Fiľakovo, Source: Pixabay

Plešivec

The history of the coat-of-arms of Plešivec dates back to the time when the Bebeks already ruled in these areas. The double cross is characteristic of their family (like a palm tree) and the sword symbolizes the former focus of the locals on armaments and blacksmithing. It can also be the sword of St. George, the patron saint of Plešivec.

Plešivec, Source: Pixabay

Teplička nad Váhom

Teplička nad Váhom, a village near Žilina, boasts a coat of arms with a naked virgin bathing in a barrel.

Teplička nad Váhom, Source: Pixabay

Crescent moon

Crescent is part of many Slovak coats of arms. Our regions also experienced dark times, when the Ottoman Empire came to Central Europe. Today, for many, the crescent moon is a symbol of Islam. Of course, not all refer to the former presence of the Turks, but have other meanings.

Moon, Source: Pixabay
Moon, Source: Pixabay

Leleš

Leleš is a village located in the Eastern Lowland. We could definitely put her coat of arms into the group of the strangest ones we can find in Slovakia. Man seems to be looking at the failed Slovak state emblem.

Leleš, Source: Pixabay

Erb with german eagle

A village with 3,000 inhabitants near Šala has an unusual symbolism similar to the German eagle.

Selice, Source: Pixabay

Unicorn on the coat of arms of the Slovak village

Unicorn on the coat of arms of the Slovak village located in the Bytča district is proud of an unusual animal, unicorn. It is estimated to be related to a noble family of the past or, on the other hand, to represent purity and spotlessness. However, this is not a matter of uniqueness, and other Slovak municipalities have in their characters unicorns.

Bytča, Source: Pixabay

Naked golden-haired man in a coat of arms

The coat of arms of the town of Piešťany is formed by a blue shield with a silver figure of a naked golden-haired man breaking a two-handed gold barrel on his left knee. The coat of arms symbolizes healing thanks to the water from Piešťany Spa.

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Piešťany, Source: Pixabay

Krakovany

The heraldically correct coat of arms of the village of Krakovany should consist of the composition of the attributes of St. Nicholas and St. Gála, supplemented by hills, suggesting etymology of the name Krakovany. The symbol of three pouches should be placed in the so-called. the head of the shield, the bear is to grow up from behind heraldic triple.

Krakovany, Source: Pixabay