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Aerial view a part of the town with the Glass Factory
|• Total||202.22 km2 (78.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||146.52/km2 (379.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Postal code||5900, 5903, 5911, 5931|
|Area code||(+36) 68|
Orosháza is a city situated in the westernmost part of Békés county, Hungary, on the Békés ridge bordered by the rivers Maros and Körös. Orosháza is an important cultural, educational and recreational centre of the region.
Its main attractions are the Szántó Kovács János Museum, the Darvas József Literary Memorial House and the Town Art Gallery.
The Lutheran church, built between 1777 and 1830 in late Baroque style, is situated in the centre of the town. The bell taken by the first settlers from Zomba is kept in front of the altar of the church. The only well museum in the country can also be found in Orosháza.
Another sight of the town is the Rágyánszky Arboretum where more than 2000 plant species in 6000 varieties can be seen.
A number of cultural and entertaining programmes are organised in the town every year.
- The kantor Marcel Lorand was born in the city in 1912. He learned music with Béla Bartók and became the kantor of the Synagogue de la Paix in Strasbourg in 1964. He died in 1988.
- Gyula Gömbös, prime minister of Hungary became a honorary citizen in 1932.
Twin towns — sister cities
Orosháza is twinned with:
- Carei, Romania (since 1991)
- Kuusankoski, Finland (since 1993)
- Băile Tuşnad, Romania (since 1995)
- Panjin, China
- Llanes, Llanes
- Srbobran, Serbia
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