Pornóapáti

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Pornóapáti
Coat of arms of Pornóapáti
Coat of arms
Pornóapáti is located in Hungary
Pornóapáti
Pornóapáti
Location of Pornóapáti
Coordinates: 47°09′17″N 16°28′09″E / 47.15470°N 16.46912°E / 47.15470; 16.46912Coordinates: 47°09′17″N 16°28′09″E / 47.15470°N 16.46912°E / 47.15470; 16.46912
Country  Hungary
County Vas
Area
 • Total 15.14 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 392
 • Density 25.89/km2 (67.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9796
Area code(s) 94

Pornóapáti (Until 1899: Pornó, in German: Pernau, in Croatian: Pornova) is a village in Vas county, Hungary, situated on the river Pinka and Hungary's border with Austria.

During the summer and autumn of 1989, Pornóapáti was a popular transit point for refugees fleeing the socialist eastern European countries, especially East Germany. Its location, far from official border crossing stations and surrounded on three sides by Austria made it a practical pedestrian escape route. Many automobiles were abandoned in the woods to the northeast.

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