Letenye

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Letenye
Aerial view of Letenye
Aerial view of Letenye
Official seal of Letenye
Seal
Official logo of Letenye
City limit sign (rovas script)
Letenye is located in Hungary
Letenye
Letenye
Location of Letenye
Coordinates: 46°26′01″N 16°43′21″E / 46.43365°N 16.72248°E / 46.43365; 16.72248Coordinates: 46°26′01″N 16°43′21″E / 46.43365°N 16.72248°E / 46.43365; 16.72248
Country  Hungary
County Zala
Area
 • Total 41.74 km2 (16.12 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,552
 • Density 109.06/km2 (282.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8868
Area code(s) 93

Letenye (Croatian: Letinja, Slovene: Letina) is a town in Zala County, Hungary, on the border with Croatia. Across the border is the town of Goričan. Letenye was elevated to town status in 1989.

History[edit]

The town itself was first mentioned in 1314 as Letnye. The name comes from the Slavic word leto meaning summer.

Transport[edit]

Letenye is the endpoint of the Hungarian M7 motorway from Budapest. The motorway crosses the Croatian-Hungarian border here and connects with the Croatian A4 motorway at Goričan.

Famous people from Letenye[edit]

Feró Nagy (1946-) - Hungarian rock singer, musician

Twin town[edit]

Letenye is twinned with: