Čakovec

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ČAKOVEC

County : Medjimurje

Arms of Čakovec

Official blazon

Grb Grada Čakovca je povijesni grb u obliku štita. Na plavoj podlozi štita su srebrni bedemi nazubljenog vijenca s isto takvim tornjem. Na tornju se nalazi četvrtasti otvor. S obje strane tornja nalazi se jedna šesterokraka zvijezda.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 7, 1996.

The arms are canting, as the most probable origin of the name Chaktornya (the old name of the town) is Csaky's Tower, after the count Dimitry Csaky, high magistrate and palatine on the court of king Bela IV (14th century).

The coat of arms s based on a 1596 seal and is actually the family arms of Ernusth de Csáktornya from the 15th century. In 16th century it was inherited by the Zrinski family, who marshalled the coat of arms in their own.

Cakovac.hagyu.jpg

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932


Literature : Image taken from http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr (with permission)


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