Homokmégy

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Homokmégy
village
Coat of arms of Homokmégy
Coat of arms
Country Hungary
County Bács-Kiskun
Area
 • Total 70.33 km2 (27.15 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,544
 • Density 22/km2 (60/sq mi)
Postcode 6341
Area code(s) 78
Website www.homokmegyportal.hu
Location of Bács-Kiskun county in Hungary

Homokmégy (Croatian: Mieđa) is a village and municipality in Bács-Kiskun county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

Village history[edit]

Őrjeg raised from one-time branch of river Danube (Sár, Turján, Red marsh) as a boundary of eastern land created a closed area, which probably is the same as 'Big island' written by Anonymous and stayed by princely dynasty.

Water-shaped characteristic of this area was considerably changed by protections against floods lasting since beginning of the last century. Nowadays only geographical names of the village boundary remind us of the old water world. Mostly we can see tillages besides the peatery, meadows and pastures everywhere.

In 1877, Roman Catholic presbytery was founded, its register of birth have been guided since 1877. In 1878, the new church was consecrated in honour of St. Adalbert. In 1938, Gyula László excavated a cemetery from Avar age in Halom. Material of this excavation was preserved in Hungarian National Museum. After 1945, infrastructure of the village improved a lot (electricity, kindergarten, library, flats, artesian well, and groceries). From 1954 till 1973: several folk music researcher and collector visited the village. In 1963: One of collection point of Hungarian Ethnographical Atlas was Homokmégy. In 1996: Tombs from 10th-11th century were dug beside the Alsómégy-Homokmégy dirt road. Őrjeg - with its peateries, pastures, grasslands almost on 1000 - was pronounced a nature conservation area in 1997.

Domestic industry of embroidery of this place is considerable; birthplace of famous egg-painter, embroiderer women is Homokmégy. Recently, hunting tourism becomes more considerable in the village life.

Geography[edit]

It covers an area of 70.33 km² and has a population of 1544 people (2002).

Sister village[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°29′N 19°04′E / 46.483°N 19.067°E / 46.483; 19.067