|• Total||14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Árpás village is situated in the north-western part of Hungary, next to the river Rába, about 30 km from Győr. The bridge of Árpás is an important crossing point. The surface is plan but there are some hills in the centre. It is defended by a bund from the floods. Around the village there are backwater lakes, forests and fields. Árpás has three parts. One is the centre where the most of people live, one out of the river and the last one is some farms from 5 km far the village centre on the same side.
The village is famous for its Premonstratensian provostry named Saint James. The provostry was founded in 1251 by Móric Nagy. In 1300 Árpás was the property of Count Lőrinc Cseszneky. The monastery was inhabited by Premonstratensian nouns[clarification needed] from 1526 till 1577. After the Turkish wars Poor Clares nouns came to the monastery from Nagyszombat. They rebuilt the church in barock style. Later this church became the parish church of the village.
The church is a beautiful example of the brick architecture from the Árpád age. One nave is built and closed with simple apsis, and two towers rule the western façade of the church, as it is regular in many cases in Hungary. It has a Romanesque western doorway with tympanon. The painting of the main altar shows Madonna with mantle, a rather popular iconographical topics. In the beginning of 19th century a lot of people emigrated to the overseas.
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- Street map (in Hungarian)