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Szőny

Szőny
Szőny
Szőny is located in Hungary
Szőny
Location in Hungary
Coordinates:
Country Hungary
Elevation[1] 377 ft (115 m)

Szőny was a town in Hungary. Since 1977, it has been part of the city of Komárom.

History

In the year 97, the Roman legion Legio I Adiutrix campaigned in the area.[2] The town was known as Brigetio to the Romans, and was the site of the death of Roman Emperor Valentinian I[3] An important Roman military diploma was found in the town in the early twentieth century - it is now in the British Museum's collection.[4] The town has one of the earliest records of conjoined twins - Helen and Judith.[5]

During the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Szőny oil refinery was a strategic bombing target.

References

  1. ^ Location of O-Szony -Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ LEGIONS OF THE IMPERIAL ROMAN EMPIRE
  3. ^ Latin Names of Modern Cities
  4. ^ British Museum Collection
  5. ^ Conjoined twins CBC news


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