Kékes

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For the Romanian commune called Kékes in Hungarian, see Chiochiş.
Kékes
Kékestető.JPG
Elevation 1,014 m (3,327 ft)[1]
Prominence 774 m (2,539 ft)[1]
Listing Country high point
Translation Bluish (Hungarian)
Location
Kékes is located in Hungary
Kékes
Kékes
Hungary
Location Heves county, Hungary
Range Mátra, Western Carpathians
Coordinates 47°52′44″N 20°0′37″E / 47.87889°N 20.01028°E / 47.87889; 20.01028Coordinates: 47°52′44″N 20°0′37″E / 47.87889°N 20.01028°E / 47.87889; 20.01028

Kékes is Hungary's highest mountain, at 1,014 metres (3,327 ft) above sea level.[1] It lies 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Gyöngyös,[2] in the Mátra range of Heves county. It is Hungary's third most popular tourist attraction, after Lake Balaton and the Danube, and has a number of hotels and skiing pistes. The Kékestető TV Tower stands at the summit.

The name Kékes is derived from the mountain's often bluish colour. In Hungarian, the word kék means 'blue', while kékes means implicitly 'bluish'.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kékes". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ G. Z. Földvary (1988). Geology of the Carpathian Region. World Scientific. ISBN 978-9971-5-0345-1. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kékes at Wikimedia Commons