Gyongyos

(redirected from Gyöngyös)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Győngyős

(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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gyöngyös

 

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.