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

Hatvan
Grassalkovich Palace
Grassalkovich Palace
Flag of Hatvan
Coat of arms of Hatvan
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
 (2019)
 • Total20,228
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3000
Area code(+36) 37
Websitehatvan.hu

EtymologyEdit

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]

SportEdit

The association football club FC Hatvan is based in Hatvan.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Hatvan is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit