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(1:2) image by István Molnár, 5 March 2003
Aka is a village in Komárom-Esztergom county in Hungary near
to Town of Kisbér (15 km south) at
the North-Eastern edge of the Bakony Mountains. The village has
got 271 inhabitants (2001 census), all of them are Hungarian.
Neighbouring settlements are Ácsteszér,
Súr, Nagyveleg and Bakonysárkány villages, Kisbér and Mór towns.
The first mention of the settlement is from 1437. At the time of the Turkish wars the settlement was devastated in 1543. Aka was resettled with Germans and Slovaks between 1722-1762 by the Batthyány Family. In 1910 Aka was a village in the Zirc district of Veszprém County. Number of its inhabitants in 1910: 843; 542 (64,3%) German, 296 (35,1%) Hungarian and 5 (0,6%) other by mother tongue, 775 (91,9%) Roman Catholic, 39 (4,6%) Lutheran, 23 (2,7%) Calvinist by religion. After the WWII most of the Germans were deported to Germany. In 1950 the village annexed to Komárom county.
Description of the coat of arms: The Coat of Arms of the village is a standing triangular red shield with a blue curved wedge. In the blue field on the center of three green hills there is gold God's Eye in a gold triangle rising from a gold crown. In the left red field teheris a gold oak leaf, in the right red field there is three gold linden tree leaves. Below the shield on a gold stripe there is the name of the village: 'AKA'. The flag is white with red and gold stripes on the flying edge, on the white field there is the Coat of Arms of the village. Ratio 1:2.
Sources: Photo of the coat of arms and description from the Mayor's Office. Historical data from <www.akakozseg.hu> (only in Hungarian).
István Molnár, 5 March 2003