Tamási

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For the commune in Bacău County, Romania, see Tamași.
Tamási
Tamási from bird's eye view
Tamási from bird's eye view
Coat of arms of Tamási
Coat of arms
Tamási is located in Hungary
Tamási
Tamási
Location of Tamási
Coordinates: 46°37′23″N 18°18′17″E / 46.62319°N 18.30474°E / 46.62319; 18.30474Coordinates: 46°37′23″N 18°18′17″E / 46.62319°N 18.30474°E / 46.62319; 18.30474
Country  Hungary
County Tolna
Area
 • Total 125.01 km2 (48.27 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,626
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7090
Area code(s) 74

Tamási is a town in Tolna County, Hungary.

The spa and open-air bath of Tamási is one of the most beautiful spas of Hungary. The excellent natural environment, the health-providing quality of the water and the superb surrounding has made Tamási a well-known spa. The thermal water is 52 Celsius warm and very healthy. The special health-improving quality of the water is due to its high sodium, calcium and potassium concentration. The 7 hectare wood-land of the bath is open all year round, where open-air pools, stretched-surfaced water-pools, separate children's pool are located. 6 km long cycle path connects Tamási and a small village (Pári) and crosses the wonderful landscape. Most renowned among the natural beauties of the area is the Gyulaj Forest wild reservation. On its territory of 7.8 hectares (oak and elm varieties), lives one of the world-wide largest populations of fallow deer. As long as water-birds (ferruginous duck, Nyroca n.nyroca, herons Egretta sp.) and predatory birds (hawks, Accipiter sp., bald eagle, Heliaeetus leucocephalus) are concerned, the Pacsmag lake area (Ramsari) is a natural reservation of national importance and an internationally known bird habitat. Bird watching camps area organised here, guided by specialised ornithologists. There is a look-out tower on the top of the "Varhegy"-Hill next to the thermal bath, from where you have a nice view to Tamási and its surroundings as well as to vineyards and wine cellars.

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