Szentgotthárd (German: St. Gotthard; Slovene: Monošter) is the westernmost town of Hungary. It is situated on the Rába River near the Austrian border, and is home to much of Hungary's small Slovene ethnic minority.
Town centre with the Rába River
|• Total||67.73 km2 (26.15 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||(+36) 94|
In 1664, it was the site of the Battle of Saint Gotthard, where an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli defeated the Ottoman Empire so that the Turks had to agree to the Peace of Vasvár, which held until 1683.
- Ferenc Joachim (1882–1964), painter
- Alajos Drávecz (1866–1915), Slovenian ethnologist and writer
- Ágoston Pável (1886–1946), Hungarian Slovene writer and poet, graduated here
- János Brenner (1931–1957), Roman Catholic priest, died here
- Irén Pavlics (born 1934), Hungarian Slovene author and editor
- Tibor Gécsek (born 1964), hammer thrower
- Krisztián Pars (born 1982), hammer thrower
Twin towns – sister cities
Szentgotthárd is twinned with: