Gara, Hungary

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Gara
Gara is located in Hungary
Gara
Gara
Location of Gara, Hungary
Coordinates: 46°02′02″N 19°02′24″E / 46.034°N 19.040°E / 46.034; 19.040Coordinates: 46°02′02″N 19°02′24″E / 46.034°N 19.040°E / 46.034; 19.040
Country  Hungary
County Bács-Kiskun
Area
 • Total 59.96 km2 (23.15 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,686
 • Density 44.8/km2 (116/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6522
Area code(s) 79
Website http://gara.dox.hu/

Gara is a village in Bács-Kiskun county, near Baja, in Hungary.

History[edit]

The village is first mentioned in a 1290 document. The name is derived from the Garai family name. The most commonly accepted theory claims that the word Gara originates from a Slavic word meaning hill. (The original village was situated on a small hill, at a distance of 4 kilometers from its current location.)

According to Turkish tax listings, the village had 25 houses under Ottoman rule. The original village was destroyed. After the Kingdom of Hungary regained its lost territories, Gara was rebuilt. In 1731, the village's population reached 277. In 1734, Germans settled the place. The first school there was opened in 1755 (by János Bary). In 1895, Gara was connected to the national railroad system. This line was closed in 1971 as traffic declined (the Treaty of Trianon had made this line unnecessary, and after fifty years, the train company decided to end service to Gara).

Demographics[edit]

Existing ethnicities:

Notable persons from Gara[edit]

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