Hatvan

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Hatvan
Town
Coat of arms of Hatvan
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 47°40′5″N 19°40′11″E / 47.66806°N 19.66972°E / 47.66806; 19.66972Coordinates: 47°40′5″N 19°40′11″E / 47.66806°N 19.66972°E / 47.66806; 19.66972
Country  Hungary
County Heves
District Hatvan
Area
 • Total 80.66 km2 (31.14 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,200[1]
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 3000
Area code (+36) 37
Website hatvan.hu

Hatvan is a town in Heves county, Hungary. Hatvan is the Hungarian word for "sixty". Hatvan is located at around 47°40′5″N 19°40′11″E / 47.66806°N 19.66972°E / 47.66806; 19.66972.

Name[edit]

Hatvan is the Hungarian word for "sixty". It is a common urban legend that the town got this name because it's 60 km from Budapest, but in fact the name is already mentioned in medieval sources while Hungary started using the metric system in 1876; also, the actual distance between the capital and the town is closer to 55 km.[2]

Sport[edit]

The association football club, FC Hatvan, is based in Hatvan.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Hatvan is twinned with:

The Grassalkovich Palace

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hatvan, KSH
  2. ^ Az a bizonyos 60 km hatvantortenete.blog.hu