Gárdony

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Gárdony
Thermal Bath of Gárdony
Thermal Bath of Gárdony
Coat of arms of Gárdony
Coat of arms
Gárdony is located in Hungary
Gárdony
Gárdony
Location of Gárdony
Coordinates: 47°11′50″N 18°36′33″E / 47.19731°N 18.60906°E / 47.19731; 18.60906Coordinates: 47°11′50″N 18°36′33″E / 47.19731°N 18.60906°E / 47.19731; 18.60906
Country  Hungary
County Fejér
Area
 • Total 63.50 km2 (24.52 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 8,917
 • Density 131/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2483
Area code(s) 22
Website www.gardony.hu
Tourist in Gárdony

Gárdony is a town in Fejér county, Hungary.

This town is next to Velence-lake and is a popular summer destination. The town is divided into three parts: Gárdony, Agárd and Dinnyés and lies on the south shore of the lake. The name Gárdony is believed to have originated in the early 1200s. There is at least one known writing dating back to 1260 that referred to Gardun, King of Zsigmond (1387-1437).

On 31 March 1989 Gárdony changed its status from village to town.

In the summertime thousands of tourists visit the lake. In fact, several new resorts have recently opened on the shore of the lake. The lake is known as a great destination to bring the family. Tourists, who like water sports such as boating, swimming, sailing and fishing enjoy the lake. On the shore, there are facilities for volleyball, basketball, tennis, and football. Additionally, there is live entertainment planned throughout the summer months.

Géza Gárdonyi was born in Gárdony. He was born in Agárdpuszta and a statue of him is located centre park of Agárd. Agárd has a reformed church, Saint Ann Chapel, which is a Catholic church of Dinnyés and was built in a Baroque style. Budapest, the capital of Hungary is only fifty-five kilometres (34 miles) from Gárdony.

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