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Nagyharsány is located in Hungary
Location of Nagyharsány
Coordinates: 45°50′49″N 18°23′52″E / 45.84689°N 18.39770°E / 45.84689; 18.39770Coordinates: 45°50′49″N 18°23′52″E / 45.84689°N 18.39770°E / 45.84689; 18.39770
Country  Hungary
County Baranya
 • Total 26.01 km2 (10.04 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,663
 • Density 63.93/km2 (165.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7822
Area code(s) 72

Nagyharsány (Croatian: Aršanj) is a village in Baranya county, Hungary, near to the Croatian border.

The dispute of Nagyharsány[edit]

In 1574 there was a religious dispute in Nagyharsány between the Unitarian preacher, György Alvinczi, and the followers of Calvinism. Alvinczi was condemned to death and killed by his opponents.

The Ottoman authorities wanted to punish the Calvinist community for this deed, and sentenced those guilty to death. In a gesture of compassion, György Válaszuti, the Unitarian preacher of Pécs begged for their pardon - and the Beylerbey of Buda agreed to have them set free.[citation needed]