Csurgó

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For the Romanian village of Ciurgău, called Csurgó in Hungarian, see Ceanu Mare.
Csurgó
Country  Hungary
County Somogy
Area
 • Total 59.6 km2 (23.0 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,788
 • Density 97.1/km2 (251/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8840
Area code(s) 82
Website www.csurgo.hu
Aerial photography: Csurgó - high school

Csurgó (formerly Somogy-Csurgó) is a town in Somogy county, Hungary. It is located at around 46°16′0″N 17°6′0″E / 46.26667°N 17.10000°E / 46.26667; 17.10000.

Sightseeings[edit]

The town was important educational center of the Reformed Church in Hungary. Its Reformed Church College was visited by Mihály Csokonai Vitéz, the famous poet, too.

The Árpád age church has characteristic architecture. It has western tower with fourfold lower floors and octagonal upper floors with stone gul on the top.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Csurgó is twinned with:

People[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Gerő, L. (1984): Magyar műemléki ABC. (Hungarian Architectural Heritage ABC.) Budapest
  • Genthon I. (1959): Magyarország műemlékei. (Architectural Heritage of Hungray). Budapest
  • Szőnyi O. (É.n.): Régi magyar templomok. Alte Ungarische Kirchen. Anciennes églises Hongroises. Hungarian Churches of Yore. A Műemlékek Országos Bizottsága. Mirályi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest.
  • Gerevich T. (1938): Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest
  • Henszlmann, I. (1876): Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, (Old-Christian, Romanesque and Transitional Style Architecture in Hungary). Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest