Vilany (Hungary)

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Local Time
08:14 19 Aug 2018

45.87017 N, 18.45291 E

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Villany is a town located in Baranya county, Hungary. The town covers a total area of approx 22 km2 (9 ml2) and has population around 2,500.

  • Villany is famous for its wine. Its residents are Magyars, with Serbs' minority.
  • The name of the town derives from the Hungarian word villám, meaning lightning. The settlement was recorded under this name centuries ago.
  • Until 1918, following the Ottoman occupation, Villany was part of province of Hungary, Austrian monarchy (in Transleithania after the 1867 compromise in the Kingdom of Hungary). In the end of 1867 a post-office was opened, which was dependent on the Oedenburg Post Directorate.
  • Villany is situated in the encounter of 3 large geographical regions: Baranya Hills border it from the north, Villany Mountains from the west, and the Great Hungarian Plain from the south. Agricultural activity is quite common on the plain. The hills and the mountains provide a suitable site for wine producing.
  • Fossil site popular as "Villany locality 6" or "Villany-Kalkberg Sud" has yielded lots of Lower Pleistocene's vertebrate fossils.

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