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Coat of arms of Kolontár
Coat of arms
Kolontár is located in Hungary
Location of Kolontár
Country  Hungary
County Veszprém
 • Total 21.72 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 845
 • Density 38.9/km2 (101/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8468
Area code(s) 88

Kolontár (Hungarian pronunciation: ) is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary.

Soil pollution disaster

On 4 October 2010 a 1.5 - 4 meters-high wave of red mud flooded the village from a plant nearby causing nine deaths and several severe chemical burn injuries. Six bodies were found in the mud and other three victims died later in a hospital after the incident.[1] Hundreds of village inhabitants had to evacuate.[2]


  1. ^ Megtalálták a hetedik áldozatot,, 8 October 2010 .
  2. ^ Deadly sludge escape kills three in western Hungary, BBC News, 5 October 2010 .

External links

  • Street map (Hungarian)
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