Harkány

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Harkány
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Harkány
Coat of arms
Official logo of Harkány
City limit sign (rovas script)
Harkány is located in Hungary
Harkány
Harkány
Location of Harkány
Coordinates: 45°50′51″N 18°14′13″E / 45.84756°N 18.23694°E / 45.84756; 18.23694Coordinates: 45°50′51″N 18°14′13″E / 45.84756°N 18.23694°E / 45.84756; 18.23694
Country  Hungary
County Baranya
Area
 • Total 25.69 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,831
 • Density 149.12/km2 (386.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7815
Area code(s) 72

Harkány (Croatian: Harkanj) is a town in Baranya county, Hungary.

History[edit]

The area has been inhabited since medieval times, the name Nagh Harkan was mentioned in a document from the year 1323. The origin and meaning of the name harkány is unknown, but there are archaeological findings showing that the area was inhabited by Huns and Avars about 1000 years ago.

Spa[edit]

Medical waters rich in sulfur were discovered by Pogány János in 1823, a well digger who sensed the warm waters had a good effect on his ill leg.

The medical benefits of the waters are proved in treatment of locomotor disorders, chronic gynaecological inflammations and lymphatic malfunctions and for psoriasis.

Tourism[edit]

Since the discovery of the medical waters 150 years ago, the number of tourists visiting the spa of Harkány has reached one million people yearly. Harkány is one of the most famous city spas; a lot of places of accommodation and recreation have been built. Most of the hotels are of European standards. Harkány has a hospital for treatment of rheumatic related illnesses.

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