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Orosháza is a town (population c. 30,000) situated in the most western part of Békés county, Hungary, on the Békés ridge bordered by the rivers Maros and Körös.
Orosháza is an important cultural, educational and recreational centre of the region.
Its main attractions are the Szántó Kovács János Museum, the Darvas József Literary Memorial House and the Town Art Gallery.
The evangelical church, built between 1777 and 1830 in late Baroque style is situated in the centre of the town.
The bell taken by the first settlers from Zomba is kept in front of the altar of the church.
The only well museum in the country can also be found in Orosháza.
Another sight of the town is the Rágyánszky Arboretum where more than 2000 plant species in 6000 varieties can be seen.
A number of cultural and entertaining programmes are organised in the town every year.
The name of the city means "Oros' house".
Orosháza: County Békés
Area: 202,22 km˛
Population: 32 052 (2001)
Density: 158,5 /km˛
Postal code: 5900, 5903, 5911, 5931
Dialling code: 68
Retrieved and condensed from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orosháza" in July 2005
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