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Coordinates: 47°40′5″N19°40′11″E / 47.66806°N 19.66972°E / 47.66806; 19.66972 Coordinates: 47°40′5″N19°40′11″E / 47.66806°N 19.66972°E / 47.66806; 19.66972
Country Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
County Heves
District Hatvan
Area
  Total80.66 km2 (31.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
  Total20,228
  Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3000
Area code (+36) 37
Website hatvan.hu

Hatvan [ˈhɒtvɒn] is a town in Heves county, Hungary. Hatvan is the Hungarian word for "sixty".

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Etymology

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. [1]

Sport

The association football club FC Hatvan is based in Hatvan.

Twin towns – sister cities

Hatvan is twinned with: [2]

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References

  1. Az a bizonyos 60 km hatvantortenete.blog.hu
  2. "Testvérvárosok". hatvan.hu (in Hungarian). Hatvan. Retrieved 2021-04-02.