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image by Istvan Molnar, 29 November 2002
Halimba is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary near Ajka
town. Neighbouring settlements are: Ajka town, Kolontár, Szoc
and Taliándörögd villages. The settlement has got 1141
inhabitants (Hungarians; 2001 census). The territory of the
village was inhabited in the early days. Tombs of Celts and Avars
were found teher. The first mention of the village is from 1349.
The settlement has been known since the 1930-s because of its
bauxite mining. [...] The reputation of Halimba was also
increased by Dr. Miklós Szalai, the well-known dean, who besides
his church and caritative activities, elaborated the prescription
for several blends of herbal teas, these teas can be bought under
the trade name : Halimbárium. See <www.vpmegye.hu/turist/telep/halimba/e_tel.html>.
The coat of arms of the village relate to the teas and the mines.
Source: Mayor of the village, and my photo.
Istvan Molnar, 29 November 2002