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Village with 1,500 inhabitants in the Low Alps, 5 kms south of Sopron, directly at the Austrian border. According to the data of the Archives of Burgenland it was first mentioned in documents in 1245 by the name of 'villa Harka'. The Roman finds prove that it was already inhabited in ancient times, the first German settlers arrived in 1452. Owing to them by the end of the 18th century the village became economically stronger. The Noble Academy of Harka, founded by György Nagy, also contributed to its fame. The Catholic Saint Peter-Paul church was built in the first half of the 13th century. The Lutheran church was built in 1787, its Baroque organ is from 1819, its tower is from 1886. The monument of the victims of World War I can be found opposite the Millenary monument. The name used by Harka between 1947 and 1990 (Magyarfalva) can be read on its northern side, the list of the heroes of Harka can be read on the southern side.


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