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(dyön`dyösh), city (1991 est. pop. 36,259), N Hungary, at the foot of the Mátra Mts. It is the commercial center of a wine-producing and tobacco-growing region. Lead and zinc are mined nearby. Győngyős has a large Franciscan college (founded 1634), a 14th-century church, and a castle.
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a Hungarian city in the southern foothills of the Matra mountains in the megye (county) of Heves. Population, 33,000 (1970). Gyöngyös produces railroad equipment and tools; there is a food industry. Lignite, complex ores, and building stone are mined in the surrounding area. The city is the center of a horticultural and grape-growing district, the produce of which is exported. There are mountain resorts nearby.

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