Tornaszentandrás

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Tornaszentandrás
Tornaszentandras.jpg
Coat of arms of Tornaszentandrás
Coat of arms
Tornaszentandrás is located in Hungary
Tornaszentandrás
Tornaszentandrás
Location of Tornaszentandrás in Hungary
Coordinates: 48°31′12.86″N 20°46′32.77″E / 48.5202389°N 20.7757694°E / 48.5202389; 20.7757694
CountryHungary
RegionNorthern Hungary
CountyBorsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
SubregionEdelényi
RankVillage
Area
 • Total15.65 km2 (6.04 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2008)[2]
 • Total233
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3765
Area code+36 48
KSH code27836[3]
Websitewww.menet.hu/tornaszentandras/

Tornaszentandrás is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, in Hungary. The name literally means 'Saint Andrew in Torna County'.

Sightseeing[edit]

The major sight in the village is the parish church of Saint Andrew dating back to the Árpád dynasty: it has a double apse. In one of apse stands a statue of the patron saint of miners, Saint Barbara. In the other stands a statue of the patron saint of the church, Saint Andrew. The landowners of the village settled miners from Merano, in northern Italy, and their religious tradition is probably reflected in these apses here in Hungary.

Tornaszentandrás is home to extraordinary landscapes, which are especially breathtaking in the early hours.

References[edit]

  • H. Szabó B. (1979): Árpád-kori emlékek Borsodban. Miskolc
  • Gerevich T. (1938): Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest
  • Henszlmann, I. (1876): Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, (Old-Christian, Romanesque and Transitional Style Architecture in Hungary). Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest

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