Elek

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Elek
Coat of arms of Elek
Coat of arms
Elek is located in Hungary
Elek
Elek
Coordinates: 46°31′41″N 21°14′49″E / 46.528°N 21.247°E / 46.528; 21.247
Country  Hungary
County Békés
Area
 • Total 54.94 km2 (21.21 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,816
 • Density 101/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5742
Area code(s) 66

Elek (Romanian: Aletea) is a town in Békés county, in the Southern Great Plain region of south-east Hungary.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 54.94 km² and has a population of 5567 people (2002).

History[edit]

Year Population
1802 1.200
1835 2.500
1890 5.700
1930 8.400
1940 9.300
2000 5.500

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Elek is twinned with:

Coordinates: 46°32′N 21°15′E / 46.533°N 21.250°E / 46.533; 21.250