Hatvan

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Hatvan
Flag of Hatvan
Flag
Coat of arms of Hatvan
Coat of arms
Hatvan is located in Hungary
Hatvan
Hatvan
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
CountyHeves
DistrictHatvan
Area
 • Total80.66 km2 (31.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total20,200[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3000
Area code(+36) 37
Websitehatvan.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.

Etymology[edit]

Hatvan is the Hungarian word for "sixty". It is a common urban legend that the town got this name because it is 60 km from Budapest, but in fact the name is already mentioned in medieval sources, many years before the kilometre existed; also, the actual distance between the capital and the town is closer to 50 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

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]