Szőny

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Szőny
Szőny
Szőny is located in Hungary
Szőny
Location in Hungary
Coordinates: 47°44′0″N 18°10′0″E / 47.73333°N 18.16667°E / 47.73333; 18.16667Coordinates: 47°44′0″N 18°10′0″E / 47.73333°N 18.16667°E / 47.73333; 18.16667
Country Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Elevation[1] 377 ft (115 m)

Szőny was a town in Hungary. From 1977 part of Komárom.

History[edit]

In the year 97, the Roman legion Legio I Adiutrix campaigned in the area.[2] The town was known as Brigetio to the Romans, and was the site of the death of Roman Emperor Valentinian I[3] The town has one of the earliest records of conjoined twins - Helen and Judith.[4]

During the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Szőny oil refinery was a strategic bombing target.

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