Dunasziget

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Dunasziget
Dunasziget is located in Hungary
Dunasziget
Dunasziget
Location of Dunasziget
Coordinates: 47°56′20″N 17°21′05″E / 47.93893°N 17.35127°E / 47.93893; 17.35127Coordinates: 47°56′20″N 17°21′05″E / 47.93893°N 17.35127°E / 47.93893; 17.35127
Country Hungary
County Győr-Moson-Sopron
Area
 • Total 35.89 km2 (13.86 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,477
 • Density 41.15/km2 (106.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9226
Area code(s) 96

Dunasziget is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary, with 1477 inhabitants. Dunansziget is on the Szigetköz island, which reaches to the Slovakian border. The tripoint of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary is 20 km away, and the Austrian capital Vienna is 80 km (50 mi) away.

History[edit]

The town of Dunasziget was first mentioned in the 18th century, at that time consisting of three villages named Cikolasziget, Doborgazsziget and Sérfenyősziget. During a flood in 1954, the inhabitants had to be evacuated and most parts of the village have been destroyed and therefore were rebuilt. In 1969, the three villages were combined to form Dunasziget.[1]

Politics[edit]

The major is Benjamin Csaba Cseh.[2] The sister city is Forstinning in Bavaria, Germany.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Agriculture and tourism[edit]

The economy in Dunasziget is characterized by small farms, but also several businesses in the field of tourism such as guest houses, boat rentals and campgrounds. The floodplain forest of the Danube river, which surrounds the village, offers various recreational activities like canoeing, fishing and observing the wildlife.

Education[edit]

In Dunasziget are a kindergarten and an elementary school. The Timaffy-Endre elementary school was founded in the 19th century and nowadays has eight classes with 66 students total.[3]

Culture and sights[edit]

Church Dunasziget
  • Roman Catholic Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Millenium Memorial
  • Bathing beach
  • Floodplain Forests

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ungarn - Dunansziget" (in German). Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Dunasziget.hu : Polgármesteri Hivatal" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Timaffy Endre Általános Iskola" (in Hungarian). 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 

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