Battonya

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Battonya
Aerial photography: Battonya - Temple
Aerial photography: Battonya - Temple
Coat of arms of Battonya
Coat of arms
Battonya is located in Hungary
Battonya
Battonya
Coordinates: 46°17′N 21°1′E / 46.283°N 21.017°E / 46.283; 21.017
Country  Hungary
County Békés
Area
 • Total 145.77 km2 (56.28 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,565
 • Density 46.34/km2 (120.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5830
Area code(s) 68

Battonya (Romanian: Bătania, Serbian: Батања/Batanja) is a town in Békés county, in the Southern Great Plain region of south-east Hungary. Residents are Magyars, with minority of Serbs.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 145.77 km² and has a population of 5565 people (2012).

History[edit]

Kingdom of Hungary stamp, issue 1874, cancelled at BATTONYA.

After the Ottoman occupation until 1918, BATTONYA was part of the Austrian monarchy, province of Hungary;[1] in Transleithania after the compromise of 1867 in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Sister cities[edit]

Battonya is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.

Coordinates: 46°17′N 21°01′E / 46.283°N 21.017°E / 46.283; 21.017