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by István Molnár, 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,
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
Symbols of the Coat of Arms: The gold deer and the gold bastion relate to the Castle of Szarvaskő (Deer Rock).
Date of adoptation: 31 October 1995 by the No.6/1995 Resolution of the Community of Döbrönte Village.
István Molnár, 19 January 2001