Győngyős (dyönˈdyösh) [key], 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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