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Coat of arms of Zalakaros
Coat of arms
Zalakaros is located in Hungary
Location of Zalakaros
Coordinates: 46°33′38″N 17°07′23″E / 46.56057°N 17.12299°E / 46.56057; 17.12299Coordinates: 46°33′38″N 17°07′23″E / 46.56057°N 17.12299°E / 46.56057; 17.12299
Country  Hungary
County Zala
 • Total 17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,791
 • Density 105.3/km2 (273/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8749
Area code(s) 93

Zalakaros is a town in Zala County, Hungary.

Zalakaros is famous for its thermal spring baths. It gained its fame in 1967, when prospective oil drilling struck a nearly 96°C (205 °F) source at a depth of 1000 metres.


Panorama of Zalakaros
Zalakaros panorama

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Zalakaros is twinned with:

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Aerial photograph of the baths