Last modified: 2001-02-03 by dov gutterman
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by Istvan Molnar, 19 January 2001
Döbrönte (in German Dewrenten) is a German-Hungarian village
in Veszprém County in Hungary near to Town of Pápa (15 km
south) in the Bakony Mountains. The village has got 271
inhabitants (1990 census), Germans and Hungarians. One of the
Official Ethnic Minorities of Hungary has got ethnic council in
the village. Germans. Neighbouring settlements are: Pápa town,
Pápakovácsi, Ganna, Magyarpolány and Bakonyjákó villages.
The first mention of the settlement is from 1330, all settlers of
the village were serf . In 1367 Benedek Himfy, the landlord of
the village, general of King Louis I. (the Great) built the
Castle Szarvaskő (Deer Rock). At the time of the Turkish wars
the settlement was devastated in the 16th century. The settlement
was resettled with German settlers in the 18th century. In 1910 Döbrönte
was a village in the Pápa district of Veszprém County. Number
of inhabitants in 1910: 502; 379 (75,5%) German, 118 (23,5%)
Hungarian and 5 (1,0%) other by mother tongue, 472 (94,0%) Roman
Catholic, 18 (3,6%) Calvinist and 12 (2,4%) other by religion.
Symbols of the CoA: The gold deer and the gold bastion relate to the Castle of Szarvaskő (Deer Rock).
Date of adoptation: 1995.10.31. by the No.6/1995 Resolution of the Community of Döbrönte Village.
Istvan Molnar, 19 January 2001