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Harkány is a small spa town 25 kms from Pecs in the Villany mountains, in southern transdanubia.

Archaeological findings showing that the area was inhabited by Huns and Avars about 1000 years ago.

Medical waters rich in sulfur were discovered by Pogány János in 1823, a well digger who sensed the warm waters had a good effect on his ill leg.

Since the discovery of the medical water 150 years ago, the number of tourists visiting the spa of Harkány has reached one million yearly, putting Harkány on the map of the most famous spa towns in Hungary. Harkány has a hospital for treatment of rheumatic related illnesses.

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